Board Governance

The Biggest Liar: Samsonite’s Dr. Tainwala

Samsonite’s board fired CEO Ramesh Tainwala for ​a self-inflicted injury—​trying to get away with lying in a big data world.

What Boards Should Know About Upcoming CFIUS Legislation

If your company is thinking about selling any assets to a foreign buyer or forming some type of foreign partnership (e.g., joint venture), things are about to change on the U.S. regulatory landscape that...
Jerry Z. Muller

Boards Should Look Beyond on Performance Metrics

Companies lose sight of the bigger picture when focused on performance metrics, argues Jerry Z. Muller, author of “The Tyranny of Metrics.”

GDPR: What Boards Need To Know Now

With GDPR fast approaching, Diligent CEO Brian Stafford and CFO Michael Stanton talk about what boards should know about the regulations.

How Board Directors Can Tackle A VUCA Environment

VUCA was coined by the U.S. Army in the 1990s to describe the post-Cold War world: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. It has since been embraced by leaders in all sectors of society to describe...

Xerox Proxy Battle Hinged On CEO Conflict

For ousted Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson, the perception (echoed by a judge) that he was pushing forward with a merger deal with Fujifilm to save his own job proved too much to overcome.

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.