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Evaluate Your Compensation Committee (6/04)
Six questions to help you gauge your comp committee's talent and performance.
6 Things You Need in Your Board Resume (6/15)
In seeking a board seat, don't bury your boardroom assets under a big resume, and other tips.
Board Info Security - 4 Scary Holes (3/11)
Leaks, hacks, insider tipping -- could members of your board be part of the problem? And what can you do?
Q&A: Director Liability "Indemnification Agreements" (6/04)
Your D&O policy should be the last of the liability firewalls protecting your directors.
Board Retirement Policies - Who Does What? (3/99)
Notes in passing on how board tenure and retirement policies have evolved.
5 Board Bylaw Tuneups You'll Need Now (10/10)
Five bylaw "technicalities" that could blow up into governance disasters.
Retiring Into the Boardroom - 6 Smart Exec Career Steps (4/16)
Top execs who are winding down their careers use these ideas to launch a second boardroom act.
Rethinking the "Professional" Director (8/05)
In boardrooms, why is calling someone a "professional" director an insult?
Q&A: CEO Evaluation Shyness (6/98)
It's time we start regular CEO evaluation -- but how do I bring the topic up?
What is Your CEO's "Realizable" Pay? (10/12)
There are at least 3 different versions of your CEO's pay numbers - your comp committee must defend them all.
5 Board Meeting Minute Musts (12/03)
Five dangers in your minutes -- and 5 tips to avoid them.
Q&A: What Makes the Board Meeting Different From Others? (10/05)
Why the boardroom really is a different world from any other business meeting.
Q&A: Setting Our CEO Expense Policy (4/15)
Avoid CEO spending troubles before they arise.
Board Document Retention - Think Before You Shred (5/02)
Company document retention standards are even trickier when it comes to boards and directors - here are 5 rules to remember.
Q&A: Should We Rotate Our Committee Chairs? (4/10)
Fresh perspectives versus proven talent... here are the facts on committee chairs.
Q&A: Does Size Matter in the Boardroom? (12/98)
The ideal size for a modern board of directors? That depends...
5+ Ideas for Working With Internal Audit (9/99)
Questions to ask, and advice you should receive from your inside auditor.
Add a Corporate Secretary to Your Board? (11/13)
Recruiting an outside corporate secretary gives your board vital governance skills (and your own company secretary an ally).
The Online Board (3/98)
Six timeless ideas on how your board should interact with the company's online presence.
Board Wannabes - 5+ Tips for Women (11/98)
A board pro's tips on how women can gain an edge in seeking board seats.
The Upside (and Downside) of "Going Dark" (7/05)
Some companies ease out of the public markets by "going dark" -- what your board should know.
Director Education - Be It Resolved... (9/16)
Before your try to train your board, try a board resolution spelling out goals and specifics.
Setting Your Compensation Committee Calendar (12/15)
How to plan out your comp committee's year (and make it more productive).
Why Should a Corporation Live Forever? (6/09)
Two-hundred years ago, the idea of a corporation outliving its founders would seem bizarre. What changed?
Can Activists Drag Boards Back to Their Roots? (1/16)
Activists are pushing boards merge and break up companies at a record pace -- the way it used to be.
5 Clues to Your Boardroom "Pecking Order" (7/01)
Insider tips for gauging how power is really divided up in your boardroom (and where you rank).
Compensation Committees-What's Hot (and Not) in Pay (11/08)
The 4 elements of setting exec pay that demand a fresh look.
Q&A: Does the CEO's "Problem" Harm the Company? (3/98)
The CEO has been caught in some outside unpleasantness -- how long should your board keep the faith?
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?
So Why DO People Serve on Boards? (1/14)
How about some "motivational research" on why people take on a boardroom role?
Shaping Better Private Company Boards (10/15)
Five great ways to improve private company board paperwork, people and procedures.
Q&A: My Board Has Grown Stale -- Help! (3/14)
How can you tell when a board is burning you out -- and are there ways to rekindle the fire?
Board Communication - 24/7 Board Access? (8/07)
Will tomorrow's directors have to be instantly accessible?
Q&A: Our "Boardroom Bully" is the Chairman! (3/17)
What do you do when the board leader who's supposed to be the adult in the room acts like a child?
Q&A: Nonprofit Boards and Hard Times (12/08)
In a recession, the boards of nonprofits face even tougher decisions.
Walter Adams - 5 Governance Gems (8/09)
A dean among board chairmen shares his tips on agenda, meetings and smart time usage.
Q&A: Easing Out the "Seat Occupier" (10/97)
Walter Wriston's classic advice on dealing with the boardroom non-contributor.
Jill Griffin's 5 Board Wannabe Tips (7/16)
"It's a long path, and you have to persevere." Here are 5 ideas.
5 Boardroom "Duty of Loyalty" Checkpoints (4/99)
Let's clear up those "gray areas" of your director's duty of loyalty.
Is Your Board Seeing the Right Financials? (11/04)
"There are at least 7 different types of accounting." Which type does your audit committee see?