Board Effectiveness

Former Caterpillar CEO Says Strategy Starts With The Board

Former Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman shares his pragmatic and highly-focused perspective on how he developed strategy, succession, and culture at the board level during his tenure.

Will Uber’s Board Makeover Pay Off?

Uber will reportedly add Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure to its board of directors and its board will grow from 11 to 17 members in the year ahead, but what kind of value will all this new blood bring to the table?

Women on Boards Reduce Risk, Increase Profits

New evidence suggests that organizations with a critical mass of women board members approach risk more holistically and in a way that squeezes a little more value out of decisions.

Should CEOs Speak Out?

We asked public-company board members to tell us how they feel about corporate leaders taking a public stance on political and social issues. Their response? It's complicated.

Board Members, Test Your Emotional Intelligence

When push comes to shove, do you let your emotional intelligence take a back seat to other priorities? Take this quiz to determine your Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ).

When You’re In Demand: Seth Goldman’s Rules for Board Membership

Seth Goldman is one of those directors who’s in demand these days in his sector, the burgeoning better-for-you food-and-beverage business.

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.

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

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

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