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Paying Your CEO -- 5 Hot Trends (7/99)
CEO comp trends so solid that they still apply today.
Q&A: Easing Out the "Seat Occupier" (10/97)
Walter Wriston's classic advice on dealing with the boardroom non-contributor.
Five Big Board Recruiting Trends (7/04)
Targeted talents, diversity, time availability -- these and other trends reshape the board recruiting wish list.
Board Training Moneysavers - Keeping it Inside (3/08)
It turns out you have some valuable director training tools right within the company.
Q&A: Mentoring From the Boardroom (2/01)
On a venture or startup board, you're there to help teach the founders as much as you are to give governance oversight.
Small is Beautiful for Midcap Governance (3/07)
Board and governance ideas for midcaps can be more dynamic that those for the big guys.
How Leo Hindery Would Beef Up Boards (8/09)
The former AT&T CEO gives his thoughts on improving boards.
A Smart Way to END Your Board Meetings (4/14)
Sometimes, the last question a board leader asks in a board meeting can prove the most fruitful.
GM, The Board, and Strikes (8/98)
Boards can play a quiet, but powerful role in settling labor unrest.
Board Pay -- 6 Hottest Trends (5/99)
Six steps in the evolution of how we pay board members.
Pay Issues-6 Tips For Selling Your Plan to Investors (2/14)
Investors now need selling on how well your comp committee did its job.
Q&A: Those Board Meeting "Surprises." (2/98)
... and how smart board leaders avoid them.
Corporate Liability Insurance Landmines (3/17)
Does your board know about these dangerous gaps hidden in your corporate policies?
Q&A: Board Size - Is Bigger or Smaller Better? (5/10)
Do smaller boards give better governance -- or are they just facing today's board recruiting realities?
Interim CEOs and Your Board - 5 Rules (6/02)
An interim CEO plays a pivotal role in the company -- here's how you board can increase the odds of success.
Give Your Board an Acronym "Cheat Sheet" (6/16)
Be honest - how many times has your board book included an acronym or abbreviation you didn't know?
How Curtiss-Wright Shaped its Lead Director (9/13)
Launching a formal lead director role, and the lessons learned.
New Demands on the Compensation Committee Chair (9/10)
Comp committee chairs face a tougher job today - here are tools they need.
Next Board Idea #2 - Integrated Reporting (11/13)
"Integrated reporting" focuses on long-term sustainability - just the focus your board should have.
5 Steps for Naming a New Independent Chair (2/14)
Naming the new board chair has never been more crucial. Answer these questions for a solid process.
The Board/CEO Balance of Power (8/02)
How to judge the CEO/boardroom power balance? Governance thinker Bill George tells how.
Your 6 Toughest Questions on Board Evaluation (6/05)
Answer these big questions on evaluation before taking on the little ones.
Better Audit Committee Evaluation (9/08)
In-depth look at how to grade (and improve) your audit committee's performance.
Q&A: How Can We Secure Data on Our Director's Devices? (4/12)
"Bring your own devices" can be a boardroom nightmare without these info security tips.
Should New CEOs "Pick Their Own Boards?" (12/17)
The idea of a new CEO tossing out members of the board seems retro - so why did GE just do it?
A 6-Point Checklist for Governance Guidelines (8/98)
Writing governance guidelines? Here's a 6-point recipe.
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.
6 Musts for the "Visionary" Board (8/14)
The CFA Institute on how boards can shape long-term strategy -- and avoid short-term temptations.
Pfizer Scores With Online Board Disclosure (1/03)
Long a governance leader, Pfizer also sets the pace for smart online disclosure.
4 Tips For Working With Director Search Firms (9/01)
How outside help can widen your board talent horizons.
6 Stages of Company Governance Growth (6/07)
Make sure your growing company has governance talent and structures that will keep pace.
Q&A: Is CEO Evaluation a Fixed Game? (2/04)
CEO evaluation can deliver all A's, but here are a few board reality checks.
Family Feuds: Lessons of the HP/Compaq Debacle (1/02)
The boardroom battle within Hewlett-Packard a few years back over buying out Compaq still offers lessons for CEOs dealing with family director issues.
Q&A: Should We Set Rules on Our CEO's Dealmaking? (3/07)
Your CEO needs M&A ground rules to avoid dealmaking surprises. Here are ideas.
Shirley Young's Boardroom "Must Haves" (8/09)
A boardroom pro's 4 necessities for good governance.
Q&A: My Boss Sends Mixed Signals on My Joining a Board (5/15)
I have a board offer, but my CEO says... maybe. What to do?
Q&A: CEO vs. the Board on Recruiting Directors (12/02)
The CEO is certain his endorsement is all a board prospect should need. The board thinks otherwise.
5 Ways Boards Drive CEOs Nuts (8/01)
What your CEO won't tell you (but should).
Online Find - Source for Fund Trustees (3/11)
Fund governance has many unique rules for trustees.
Warren Batts on What Directors Must Learn (8/09)
A boardroom dean tells what he wishes every new director would learn.