CEO Succession

The Barnes & Noble Boardroom Crisis

Four CEOs at Barnes & Noble in five years? That is more than a pattern. It indicates something at the board level isn’t working.

Preparing Future Leaders For The C-Suite

Companies benefit long-term when they prioritize the professional development of their employee leaders, because it cultivates an organizational strength and sustainability that spans generations of leadership.

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.

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.

Leadership Succession Planning: A Sound Strategy For Stability

Studies have shown that while it remains a critically important Board function, leadership transition planning is often ignored.

Why Boards Should Be Identifying CEOs Earlier In The Game

Board members must do a better job of hiring for the C-suite, with a broader list of criteria and a longer-term horizon in mind.

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.