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Latest Trends for the Comp Committee (5/99)
Five ideas to improve any board compensation committee.
For (And Against) Board Tenure Limits (6/18)
There are many reasons to avoid board refreshment -- most of them wrong.
Online Find - Board Strategic Risk Tools (7/12)
Good ideas for board risk governance.
The Private Company Board Shift (6/10)
Know these changes that are coming to private company governance.
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.
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?
Fairness Opinions - A Board Briefing (2/01)
The 4 critical questions most boards miss when reviewing a fairness opinion.
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?
How We Keep Our Board Posted on Tech Issues (6/99)
Six ways a major company makes sure directors know how tech is changing their strategy and future.
Q&A: Writing Our Board Confidentiality Policy (1/16)
An big investor has added a new member to our board. How do we keep boardroom secrets... secret?
GM, The Board, and Strikes (8/98)
Boards can play a quiet, but powerful role in settling labor unrest.
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.
Board Evaluation - Setting the Groundwork (9/14)
A nine-point checklist of things to do before you launch a board evaluation.
What Does a "Say On Pay" Really Say? (2/11)
When you look under the hood, a shareholder "say on pay" doesn't say very much.
Online Find - 6 Steps Toward Your First Board Seat (9/09)
The 6 factors that belong on any board wannabe checklist.
Q&A: CEO Pay and Perks Disclosures (8/05)
Your compensation committee may be mislabeling exec pay goodies.
Get Moving on Non-Profit CEO Succession Plans (11/10)
CEO succession can be even more difficult for non-profits. Here are 4 helpers.
Ask These 4 Questions on Your Whistleblower Plan (1/13)
Your corporate whistleblower plan will only deflect litigation if the board first assures its compliance.
Those SEC Disclosure Rules on Board Skills (2/10)
The U.S. SEC now wants your board to disclose the skills and qualifications of directors to shareholders. Are you delivering?
Do the Feds Want You to Waive Attorney Privilege? (5/06)
Increasingly, prosecutors push corporate clients to waive legal privilege. Here's a board update on making this tough call.
Board Lessons From the Mortgage Meltdown (11/07)
The 2007 subprime mortgage scare offers ongoing lessons for boards that neglect risk exposures.
What Your Governance Committee Should Do (11/03)
Five action items to make the board governance committee effective.
Is Your Compensation Advisor REALLY Independent? (3/13)
Tough new rules on pay advisory independence mean your comp committee needs to dig deeper to comply.
6 Coming Compensation Committee Trends (11/14)
How to upgrade comp committee structures, processes and talent to meet the new paysetting demands.
Board Training - How to Get Your Money's Worth (9/03)
Five ways your directors can learn more about governance, while spending less.
Social Networking for the Board Wannabe (7/15)
Aiming to join a board? Don't forget Twitter, LinkedIn, and other online options.
How We Find Great Non-CEO Board Candidates (2/08)
Seeking more board diversity in career, gender, or skills? Try these 5 tips for finding great candidates.
5 Steps for Inside CEO Succession Planning (7/07)
The most effective CEO succession plan focuses on "growing your own." Here are 5 tools to help the board assure your plan is working.
6 Ways to Be a Better Board Chair (2/14)
There are lots of clichés we assume of a board leader - but then there are these 6 real-world skills and achievements that make the real difference.
Separate Chairs vs. Lead Directors - Which is Best? (8/08)
The line between a board chair and an independent board leader is blurrier than it seems.
Board Job #1 - Asking Questions (12/11)
The most powerful words a director can say -- "please explain this."
Beefing Up Your Corporate Secretary's Office (4/04)
The corporate/company secretary is the secret of our most effective boards. Here are 4 tips to make the role even better.
When Your IPO Goes Slo-Mo - Board Tips (10/00)
Need to put off going public? Here's how the board can help.
Q&A: So Why Can't I Land a Board Seat? (7/03)
You've got boardworthy talent and networks. But here's why they aren't getting you into the boardroom.
Bright Idea - "Wraparound" Board Executive Sessions (4/17)
If an executive session of independent directors is a good idea, could two be better?
Q&A: Chasing Nonprofit Board Liabilities (5/08)
Four nonprofit board dangers -- plus some good resources.
Who is Your Board Leader's Listening Ear? (11/06)
Chair or lead director, the board leader's job today is not only demanding, but lonely.
Strategic Planning for Your Nonprofit (4/15)
Four ways your board can boost strategy at the nonprofit.
Redefining "Long-Term" Performance Pay (3/10)
Longer horizons, and shifting benchmarks and vehicles your comp committee needs to know.
Warren Batts on What Directors Must Learn (8/09)
A boardroom dean tells what he wishes every new director would learn.