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Hacking Into the Boardroom (11/16)
Are your directors making it too easy for hackers to steal company secrets?
No More Hiding From Board/Investor Dialogue (4/14)
Investors would like a word with your board -- here is what they want to say.
Merging 2 Boards - How Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Did It (4/98)
A first-person account of merging 2 good boards into a superlative one.
When a Director Takes Over as CEO (11/01)
Four tips for easing a director into the CEO chair in an emergency.
Q&A: How Should Our Board Manage Risk? (7/07)
Before boardroom risk concerns made the headlines, this article offered a board framework for ERM.
Tough Questions to Ask on Executive Benefit Plans (6/04)
Do your benefits support the goals you've set for top talent?
Annual Meetings - Who Does What? (9/98)
Annual meetings - when, how long, (and where are the directors)?
How Boards Get Rolled on Setting CEO Pay (10/98)
Five ways the deck is stacked against your compensation committee (and what to do about it).
A Board "Wrangler" - How American Express Does It (2/99)
When they need to assemble a board quorum right now, American Express knows who to call. Here are tips.
Answering Those "Related Party Transaction" Questions (3/07)
What are best practices on board review of related-party deals?
Q&A: Audit Committee Financial Expert - Who, Me? (12/05)
Questions to ask before letting the board hang a "financial expert" tag on you.
Family Biz Boards - 4 Hot Trends (8/15)
New upgrades coming to make family board members better fiduciaries.
Venture Capital Directors - Good For Governance? (7/11)
VC's in the boardroom -- governance solution, or part of the problem?
Special Report-Boards and CEO Succession (11/98)
Build your CEO succession planning infrastructure.
Pitch Your Governance on the Company Website (8/04)
Four questions your boards should ask on making your governance an online IR plus.
Building Your Board "Library" (3/06)
Here's what you need to assemble a handy, online library of company and governance info for your board.
Board Evaluation - New Solutions for Old Problems (7/06)
The 6 crucial areas your board and committee evaluation are overlooking.
A Big Motivator for Board Wannabes (2/16)
An inside tip from a top board recruiter on why you need to rev up your board efforts now.
Fewer Directors, More Oversight, Less Time (4/99)
Why board must become more efficient to survive.
Q&A: When Should a Director Abstain From Discussion (6/10)
Here are some tests to help decide if you need to abstain from a board vote.
How We Keep Our Board Posted on Tech Issues (6/99)
Six ways a major company makes sure directors know how tech is changing their strategy and future.
Boards and Corporate Counsel - Getting Closer (10/02)
Four ideas for making better use of company legal counsel.
Fresh Ideas for Board Wannabes (3/12)
Five-plus tactics, contacts, networks and strategies that savvy folks are using to get boardroom calls today.
Audit Committee Changes in "Materiality" (2/16)
Changes in accounting "materiality" rules will change how your audit committee does its job.
Q&A: Serving on a Joint Venture Board (8/12)
Joint ventures -- where do your boardroom loyalties lie (and where are conflicts hidden)?
Special Committees - Find Your Advisors (7/10)
Your board special committee will need solid outside advice -- who should you trust?
Q&A: When is it OK to Resign From a Board? (4/99)
How to tell the difference between leaving in a fit of pique and leaving on principle.
4 Hot Board Ideas From Around the Globe (10/16)
A roundup of fresh tips for board wannabes, better presentations, board briefings, and more.
Chair Evaluation - 6 Tips for Success (8/16)
Assessing your board's leader is tricky - here are proven best practices.
Q&A: When the Founder and CEO Clash (11/99)
How one board saved the day in rescuing a founder/CEO squabble.
How One Company Makes the Lead Director Role Work (11/97)
Tips from a pioneer in implementing the "lead director" role.
How Curtiss-Wright Shaped its Lead Director (9/13)
Launching a formal lead director role, and the lessons learned.
Board/Corporate Counsel Tips From Bill Ide (9/07)
The former ABA chair on making your counsel/boardroom relationship effective.
6 Coming Compensation Committee Trends (11/14)
How to upgrade comp committee structures, processes and talent to meet the new paysetting demands.
Board Orientation Info - A Peek at Phelps-Dodge (11/00)
Here's everything you need to build your new director's orientation "fact book."
Q&A: A "No Contract" CEO Contract? (4/09)
Did you know that formal contracts for CEO employment are a fairly recent trend?
6 Ways to Be a Better Board Chair (2/14)
There are lots of clichés we assume of a board leader - but then there are these 6 real-world skills and achievements that make the real difference.
Career Moves AFTER You Gain That Board Seat (7/16)
Landing that first board seat is not the end of your career arc, but the beginning. Here's how.
5 Ways We Make the Nonexec Chair Role Work (3/03)
This prepublic company made a strong nonexecutive board chair a powerful business plus.
The 6 Elements of an Ideal Audit Committee (7/01)
An audit and legal pro offers a 6-point checklist for measuring the value of your audit committee.