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6 Pay Tips for Your Compensation Committee (10/04)
Bullet points for major decisions your comp committee must make.
Q&A: What If I Vote "No" at the Board Meeting? (6/01)
When you face a tough call in the boardroom, the choice may not be black and white.
Q&A: Board Coaching for the New CEO (3/01)
The smart incoming CEO builds bridges to boardroom mentors. Here are examples.
4 Questions for Your Board Expenses (4/10)
Is your board budgeted for the reality of today's governance?
Private Company Board Pay Trends (3/19)
Solid benchmarks for private company board paysetting are hard to find. Here are some tips.
A Boardroom Boost for Women (5/98)
One of the first groups advocating for women in the boardroom remains the best.
A Shakeup for Smaller Reporting Companies (9/18)
The SEC has eased (some) disclosure and reporting rules for smaller corporations.
Surviving Your Board "Crisis" (1/01)
Managing a boardroom crisis means managing not only the company concerns, but also the board relations trauma.
Writing Your Board Diversity Policy (4/18)
A written policy will improve board diversity -- but what should (and shouldn't) it say?
6 Questions to Ask on Financial Statements (3/04)
These simple, but thoughtful, queries can help your audit committee dig beneath the numbers.
Q&A: IR and Board Investigations (5/04)
What must you disclose to investors about a board investigation, and when must you disclose it?
"Commonsense" Governance Remains Uncommon (8/16)
Top business leaders unveil "Commonsense" governance reforms - but do they really say anything?
Outside Director Sessions - 5 How To's (11/02)
Your board's independent directors need to meet in executive session now - here's how to do it right.
Fewer Directors, More Oversight, Less Time (4/99)
Why board must become more efficient to survive.
What Should (and Shouldn't) Be in Your Board Book (2/05)
Board meeting info packs are still stuffed with empty calories, which missing essential nutrients. These 5 tips can set matters right.
Inside Travelzoo's Women-Majority Boardroom (7/17)
Boardroom pro Beatrice Tarka tells how a board with a majority of women can be a better one.
Family Board Transitions - How We Did It (6/98)
How this major family company reshaped its board and governance for a new generation.
Be Your Own Boardroom "Career Agent" (7/03)
Four ways smart boardroom wannabes build a board seat into a career plan.
Q&A: What is Etiquette for a Pre-Meeting Board Dinner? (6/19)
Protocol on do's and don't's for board socializing outside the boardroom.
New Corporate Counsel/Secretary "To-Do's" (10/09)
Five great ways to boost your board's oversight capabilities.
Live From New York - 4 New "Board Wannabe" Tips (3/16)
Dig into your old resumes', know how a board roles differs from management, and other "wannabe" intelligence.
4 Ways Board Investigations Are Different Now (11/06)
The guidance your board needs to conduct a safe, effective investigation.
Board Q's to Ask On Divestitures (11/13)
Boards are better at weighing M&A than dealing with divestitures - here are 4 questions to ask.
Family Biz Boards - More Independent Leaders? (8/15)
Independent outsiders running family boards? More are taking the plunge.
Headhunter Board Calls - What You Should Tell Them (7/17)
When board search execs call, they're listening closely for what you do -- and don't -- say.
Q&A: Board Conflict of Interest Worries (6/09)
VC and private company directors often face hidden conflicts that come back to haunt them.
4 Ways Committee Minutes Differ From Board Minutes (11/14)
Details and legal specifics that should be -- and shouldn't be -- in committee meeting minutes.
5 Thoughts Before Launching a Board Tech Committee (2/16)
More boards are looking at a dedicated technology committee - but do you really need one?
Board Investor Relations in a Crisis (1/09)
Tips on putting your board to work for IR outreach in a crisis (and how they should have been IR active BEFORE the crisis).
Boards & Mergers - 3 Tips (6/98)
Has management been able to sell your board on the value of this deal?
Manager Input on Board Evaluation? (12/12)
Adding manager input to your CEO's evaluation is a growing trend, but build in these 5 safeguards.
The Best Boards You've Never Heard of (8/99)
Why you hear much more about boards that fail than those which succeed.
4 Rules for Judging M&A Deals (4/05)
Four dangers that could be hidden away inside that great deal.
Online Find - Source for Fund Trustees (3/11)
Fund governance has many unique rules for trustees.
Governance Rules and the U.S. "JOBS" Act (5/12)
The 2012 JOBS recovery law shook up some familiar governance rules.
Q&A: Whistleblower Systems and the Board (7/19)
What hotline allegations should rise to the board level? And how does the board respond?
Board Investigations, Step by Step (6/02)
Board investigations are high-stakes, high-pressure affairs -- use these 4 steps as your guide.
Audit Committee Questions for Your Auditor (4/18)
Is your committee asking the auditor the right questions -- and getting the right answers?
5+ Useless Things IT Does When Briefing Boards (2/16)
Your tech people bring you lots of valuable info on IT - but too much of it wastes the board's time.
Q&A: Crafting Your "Board Wannabe" Elevator Speech (9/15)
Quick - can you explain why you'd make a good board member in 3o seconds?