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Q&A: Dealing With Our "Drowsy Director" (3/18)
Old Bill has been a mainstay of our board for years, but now he's dozing off in meetings. How do we respond?
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.
Strategy Committees -- A Global Roundup (8/13)
Considering a board strategy committee? Here are some best-practice charters.
More IPOs Starting With Strong Governance (11/11)
Four ways companies bake smart governance into going public.
Q&A: How Can Our Board Find Good Diversity Candidates? (12/00)
Smarter networking and fresh talent standards can help overcome the "pale stale male" boardroom.
Saporito's 6 Tips For Lead Directors (9/13)
An HR solon with long experience in spotting lead director talent offers his top tips.
Q&A: Board Conflict of Interest Worries (6/09)
VC and private company directors often face hidden conflicts that come back to haunt them.
Q&A: You Can't Trust Our Board! (5/18)
Our board is waffling on a major investment decision -- help!
Rethinking the "Professional" Director (8/05)
In boardrooms, why is calling someone a "professional" director an insult?
First-Hand Advice on Asking Questions in the Boardroom (9/17)
Board pro Michelle Applebaum tells how she learned to ask smart, productive questions.
The Board Meeting AFTER the Annual Meeting (4/99)
This crucial meeting of the board sets the stage for your next year of governance -- here's how to do it right.
"My Ideal Board Book" (7/02)
Three boardroom legends on what they expect to see in solid board information.
D&O Liability - Looking Out For #1 (6/05)
Five items you'll want to review in shaping your own personal board liability protection.
Board Tech? There's an App for That (9/10)
Smartphone and pad apps for the tech-savvy director.
Tough Questions to Ask on Executive Benefit Plans (6/04)
Do your benefits support the goals you've set for top talent?
A Boardroom "Generation Gap?" (12/00)
Young and old board members differ in more than just age.
New Corporate Counsel/Secretary "To-Do's" (10/09)
Five great ways to boost your board's oversight capabilities.
Board "Compliance vs. Guidance" Squabbles (4/07)
As years of drama in the Hewlett-Packard boardroom shows, good governance demands both.
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: Gloomy Gus in the Boardroom (10/00)
The boardroom pessimist may be raining on your parade -- or may just be right.
Board Incentive Pay -- Plus and Minus (5/01)
Considering "pay for performance" for your board? Weigh these 4 factors first.
Wanted - Research on Boardroom Best Practices (1/19)
What's the ideal age for electing someone who'll deliver the most boardroom value? As with so many other governance questions, no one knows.
5 Ways to Bring Your Audit Committee Up to Speed (3/99)
Getting your audit committee ready for its new demands.
Business Leadership Vs. Board Leadership (10/11)
Six ways leading in the boardroom must differ to be effective.
Board Talent Succession - Build Your Pipeline (2/17)
Do an honest inventory of coming board talent needs, and then lay out a plan to fill them.
Q&A: What is Our Audit Committee Missing? (9/04)
Think your audit committee has tightened its standards? Here are some things you may still overlook.
Q&A: Hashing Out Board Observer Rights (5/16)
Your new investor wants to add board observers. Here are tips for making everyone happy.
CEO Succession -- Will Your Plan Really Work? (7/13)
Five checks to assure your CEO succession plan is more than just a name on a paper.
Setting Solid Measures for Board Evaluation (3/05)
"You can't improve what you can't measure" -- great advice for your board. Five helpful bullet points.
Q&A: Directors "Ducking Out" of Our Board Meetings (3/15)
When directors come and go during the board meeting, how soon does governance suffer?
Q&A: The "Hostile" Director (9/08)
An activist is pushing a new director into your boardroom -- problem, or opportunity?
Robert Lear on How to Irritate Board Members (8/09)
Four things that drive directors nuts.
8+ Steps on Board Leadership Succession (3/15)
Board leadership is now as crucial as management leadership -- here's how to plan for it.
Focus On Committees - Rethinking Their Role (5/08)
Juggling how and when your board committees meet is an untapped governance tool.
How Chevron Built Its Board's Website (9/07)
World-class ideas for giving your board an online identity.
5 Steps to Individual Director Evaluation (12/06)
Succeeding at the tricky move from grading "we as a board" to "you as a director."
4 Ways to Reshape Your Audit Committee (10/03)
New schedules, new agendas, and other audit innovations.
Q&A: Annual Meeting Spotlight for Committee Chairs? (3/06)
Annual meetings increasingly see pointed questions for board leaders and committee chairs. Are you prepared?
Nine Things Your Board DOESN'T Know (3/18)
These dangers are unfolding right now in the company, and your board doesn't know it. Why not?
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?