Strategy & Risk Oversight

David Novak Talks Millennials, Leadership And Corporate Culture

Former Yum! Bards chairman and CEO David Novak talks about the principles he developed to motivate people - recognition, leadership, passion, openness and culture.

Strong Response To Reputational Risks Is A Competitive Advantage

Companies need not only to do the right thing, they need to differentiate themselves from their peers if they are to stand out from the crowd when reputational crises hit.

Asleep At The Wheel? What Boards Can Do To Jolt Their Members

GE's board was jolted by the under par performance of the company, but how can other boards protect themselves from such surprises?

Adjusting Your Fight Plan: Business Strategy In The Age Of Agile Innovation

Three-to five-year business plans – once a staple of good governance – are a thing of the past as disruption increases and change quickens.

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.

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.

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.