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A Boardroom "Generation Gap?" (12/00)
Young and old board members differ in more than just age.
4 Questions for Your Board Expenses (4/10)
Is your board budgeted for the reality of today's governance?
When to Disclose Director Legal Woes (4/11)
A member of your board faces legal action. What should you disclose, and what must you disclose?
4 Newest Advisory Board Trends (11/11)
Smarter strategic uses, faster turnaround and stronger diversity are a few advisory board indicators.
Good Governance - Not Just for Public Companies (6/14)
Family, private, and state-owned firms, parastatals -- all benefit from a governance boost.
Q&A: A Private Equity Board Hunting Strategy? (12/16)
"The PE world intrigues me, but how can I get attention as a board prospect?"
Boardroom Bits - Charles Elson (5/98)
Law professor and governance activist Charles Elson has learned some valuable boardroom lessons over the years.
How Do You Judge Director "Unfitness?" (1/13)
A board member is indicted, caught in a scandal, or faces controversy -- how do you decide if it's time to say goodbye?
You've Been Sued! An Emergency Checklist (2/03)
The legal papers have just hit your desk as a director of so-and-so... what is your first move?
Piedmont Tries Rotating Chairmanship (4/03)
What if committee chairs took turns chairing the full board meeting? That's what this major utility tried.
Compensation Committees in Crisis - 5 Changes (11/08)
A tougher eye for paysetting details and more attention to strategy are some of the new comp committee demands.
Is Board "Independence" a Myth? (9/06)
Our rules on director independence too often miss the mark.
Fresh Ideas for Deferred Board Pay (12/01)
Deferred board pay can make good sense, but double check these tax and planning concerns.
Q&A: The AWOL Director (5/99)
Ask these questions before deciding that an absent director doesn't take the job seriously.
Vetting CEO Search Candidates - 5 Must-Do Steps (6/12)
Board diligence demands on CEO candidates has risen sharply. Here are tools to do the job well with the resources available.
Latest Trends for the Comp Committee (5/99)
Five ideas to improve any board compensation committee.
Strengthening the Board's Info Pipeline (10/97)
Who is your directors' "go to" person when they need info?
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.
"Shareholder Agreements" as a Governance Tool (9/12)
Laying out legal terms for founders, VCs, and other early investors can smooth governance for growing companies.
4 Ways Boards Are Taking Control of M&A (12/00)
Four questions on details, impact, and structure smart boards ask on dealmaking.
The Board Skills Matrix... How to Use it (1/17)
Putting a skills matrix to work in assessing and improving your board's talent.
Q&A: How is the Nonprofit Board Different? (7/16)
When your background is with private company boards, how do you prep for the nonprofit boardroom?
Q&A: Execs Schmoozing Too Much With Board Members? (8/08)
How to draw the line between good board/executive relations and cronyism?
Q&A: CEO Pay and Perks Disclosures (8/05)
Your compensation committee may be mislabeling exec pay goodies.
Financial Restatements - Fraud Versus Incompetence (12/06)
Your audit committee is more likely to uncover bungling than ineptitude requiring financial restatements.
Enron - The Day Governance Made Headlines (3/02)
Remember the day governance scandals made the covers of supermarket tabloids?
Is Your Board its Own Cyber-Attack Danger? (7/16)
How can your board monitor company data security when you just left the door open to hackers?
Q&A: Helping Our Clueless Board Chair (7/14)
The government named us a board chair who seems hapless -- can we save this situation?
Info Tech Oversight Rules for Your Board (12/12)
Data breaches, hacking... 7 IT oversight tips your board needs before disaster strikes.
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.
Q&A: The Exploding Board Resignation Letter (5/06)
This board's issues are forcing me to resign -- but how much detail dare I put in my resignation letter?
Focus on Committees - Smarter Leadership (5/08)
Four talents your board needs to develop for effective committee leadership.
4 Flashpoints for Ethics in the Boardroom (5/05)
A tough, but useful roadmap for helping your board sort out right from wrong.
4 Big Annual Report Trends for the Board (2/04)
The annual report changes your board will need to know about.
Q&A: When Your Board Must Investigate its Own (4/07)
When one of your own directors falls under suspicion, here are tips for a careful, professional investigation.
Q&A: I've Been Elected an Inside Director... Hooray? (6/02)
The ultimate career boost... or a no-win position?
Audit Committees Get Skeptical (4/09)
Tougher attitudes toward a tougher job.
Board Seats - How Many Are Too Many? (6/98)
Here's how the rules for board service are shifting.
4 Roles for the Board in Times of Crisis (9/11)
Reassurance, communications, and keeping everyone focused are a few board crisis jobs.
4 Board Leadership Pay Trends (4/08)
Changes in governance are shaking up how we pay for board and committee leadership.