Want To Stay Relevant? Think Like An Activist Investor

For corporate boards and their companies, the only real protection from an activist investor is to consistently turn in an excellent performance.

The New Directives For Directors

CEOs and boards have begun to speak more frequently and those discussions are more fulsome, with board members often serving as sounding boards or consiglieres on a company’s strategic direction.

Boards Should Be Prioritizing Cybersecurity And Risk

Cybersecurity and risk are the two very large elephants in the room that can put even the most successful company out of business.

The Right Way To Handle A CEO Scandal

Boards need to keep ahead of the public humiliation and loss of reputational equity caused by major CEO misbehavior or malfeasance.

How Innovative Leaders Make Better Decisions

Accessing crowd voices is the key to making the right calls as great leaders have to become strategic, real-time listeners.

Sudden CEO Departures Can Upend An Unprepared Board

If board directors don’t have enough to worry about today, there’s the prospect of sudden departure of leadership at the top level.

The Role Of A Board Finance Committee

In this episode of Inside America's Boardrooms, Cynthia Hostetler outlines the criteria that may qualify your board to consider a Finance Committee.

What Immelt’s Athenahealth Chair Appointment Really Means

For Athenahealth, bringing in former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman is far beyond a typical board appointment.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

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What Directors Need To Know About AI In 2018

AI works best when it brings data and teams from different disciplines together, and the technology requires human-machine collaboration.

Did Wells Fargo Punishment Go Too Far?

The Federal Reserve’s actions against Wells Fargo and its board last week in response to consumer abuses were significant, but was the Fed too heavy-handed?

Balancing Company Needs, Constituencies In Guiding Uses Of Tax-Cut Windfall

Boards can help deploy savings from the tax cuts to benefit their companies and workers not only immediately but also for years to come.

Wells Fargo Board Sanctions A Shot Across The Bow

Regulators are paying closer attention to how management and boards run their organizations—and holding them accountable when things go wrong.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

Wells Fargo's posh Florida location for its 2017 annual shareholder meeting seemed oddly inappropriate given recent events. There are many lessons boards can learn.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.