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Q&A: When Divorce Hits the Boardroom (8/98)
The boss (and founder) is getting a divorce. How does the board weigh friendship versus fiduciary duty?
A Boardroom "Generation Gap?" (12/00)
Young and old board members differ in more than just age.
10 Comp Committee To-Do's (10/10)
Ten items to include in your compensation committee tune up.
How One Board Admin Pro Gets the Job Done (12/11)
A seasoned "board administration officer" shares 5 tips for boards that run like well-oiled machines.
Director Independence - What to do About It? (5/10)
Four tips to make sure your board meets new independence rules -- and stays that way.
5 Tips for Savvy Boardroom Travel (11/00)
Because the best board in the world is no good if you can't reliably get them all together in the boardroom.
5 Ways to Tell Your Proxy Season Story (2/15)
Boards are now vital to investor relations proxy outreach.
The Mixed Messages of Board Pay (3/10)
Why do we pay corporate board members to do competing things?
5 Fresh Ideas for Board Wannabes (5/15)
Seeking a board seat for your career plan? Here are 5 new ideas that make a difference.
An Audit Committee Crisis Checklist (10/08)
Five steps to take now when a crisis becomes audit's headache.
Q&A: The Board and an Interim CEO (1/07)
The interim CEO may not stay long, but your board must still build a solid, productive relationship.
Board Liability - Your New Threats (6/11)
Four ways new rules and legal trends add liability danger to the director's job.
Comp Committee Action Items You Need NOW (7/09)
Six items to lead the agenda at your next comp committee meeting.
6 Keys for Writing a Board Ethics Policy (12/13)
A written ethics policy supports board bylaws and offers legal protections -- here's how.
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?
CEO Succession - Is Your Board Doing Its Job? (11/12)
Does your board know inside CEO-track candidates as well as it should?
4 Flashpoints for Ethics in the Boardroom (5/05)
A tough, but useful roadmap for helping your board sort out right from wrong.
5 Hot-Button Items for Your Board Resume (8/15)
Crafting a brief, targeted board resume will boost your board wannabe prospects. Her are 5 tips.
Best Practice Tips for CEO Succession Planning (12/11)
The 5 issues any good CEO succession plan must address.
Corporate Culture - 5 Tips for Reading Yours (11/17)
How well tuned is your board to the corporate culture? Try these tips.
Tech Trend - Info Dashboards for Your Board (9/09)
Info dashboards help directors monitor through essential data and "warning lights."
Will Boards Be "Freed" From Decisionmaking? (11/09)
As boards do more compliance and less governance, will we really need their skills anymore?
3 Tricky Board Meeting Issues - And Solutions (12/17)
Who says agenda items need to be for discussion or decision? How does the chair end board "side discussions?" And how do they know when a discussion has run its course?
Considering a Board "Strategy Committee?" (7/15)
How about a board strategic planning committee? Here are ideas.
How AFLAC Made Say on Pay Work (3/09)
AFLAC offered an early blueprint on how to effectively manage and win your SOP vote.
5 Ways Boards Can Help Small-Cap Financing (1/13)
Directors can give the small-cap or venture company a leg up in the money hunt -- and also offer a reality check.
5 Tips for the Growth Company Board (2/98)
From startup, to venture funding, to IPO, a company’s demands on its board will change. How do you evolve?.
Board Pay - The 5 Hottest Trends (10/11)
The rise of "stock units," and other director comp trends you should know.
Family Offices and Family Biz Boards - 5 Tips
How your family business is run gives important tips on how it should be governed.
Boardroom Bits - Don Perkins (11/97)
This former NACD Director of the Year's 5 pearls of boardroom wisdom.
How Boards Cripple Interim CEOs (12/10)
You need this interim leader to succeed -- but here are 5 ways boards hobble the task.
Boards & Mergers - 3 Tips (6/98)
Has management been able to sell your board on the value of this deal?
Why Board Presentations Suck (12/09)
... and what smart boards do to assure better ones.
Hot Governance Topics at Your Annual Meeting (4/99)
These evergreen annual meeting questions target your board's oversight -- are you ready for them?
Q&A: Our Multi-Language Boardroom (6/14)
Making boardroom discussion work in different languages.
Global Governance - "Why Doesn't Everybody do That?" (12/14)
Good governance ideas are tucked away in places like South Africa and Dubai - you just have to look.
4 New Roles for Your Audit Committee Chair (6/06)
Chairing the board's audit committee has become a tougher job, with new, unexpected demands.
Q&A: When Do We Pay Our Directors? (6/07)
Quarterly? Annually? At board meetings? Here are best practices.
Online Finds - CEO Succession/Transition Tools (2/13)
Great helpers for making the succession and transition process succeed.
Five FCPA Tips Your Board Must Know (5/12)
Overseas corruption and bribery risks ensnare more companies today. How can your board watch for compliance?