Succeeding At Succession

Ensuring smooth change at the top is a priority for any board. Here's how to get it right.

Disney Adds Two Tech-Savvy CEOs To Its Board Of Directors

Walt Disney Co. added two CEOs with strong backgrounds in technology to its board of directors this week, bringing Oracle Corp. CEO Safra Catz and Illumina Inc. CEO Francis A. DeSouza into the fold.

Three Issues That Will Keep Corporate Directors On Their Toes In 2018

Based on dozens of discussions this past year with boardroom stakeholders, including proxy advisors, directors, and active and passive investors, corporate directors can expect unprecedented challenges in the year ahead.

How Boards Can Help Companies Improve Cybersecurity

Boards are ultimately accountable to shareholders for a company’s direction and health, so it makes sense that they should take the reins on better ways to deal with the formidable cybersecurity challenge.

Guidance For Documenting Board & Committee Minutes

Well-documented board minutes are critical. Yet, much confusion still exists about the appropriate level of detail.

Experience Beats Credentials In The Emergency Room. What About The Boardroom?

After a doctor performs a procedure for the 60th time, we see better outcomes. Should we be thinking similarly about how we choose a CEO?

Internal Discontent Rises On Boards As Performance Pressures Grow, PwC Survey Finds

A whopping 46 percent of directors surveyed by PwC recently said that someone on their board should be replaced, and 21 percent said two or more fellow directors should be given the boot.

Purpose-Driven Company Culture Starts With The Board

Companies with purpose-driven cultures maintain a core values system of which employees are proud.

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 Boards Can Do To Help Foster Diversity, Mitigate Cyber Risks And Strengthen Investor...

In this edition of 'Inside the Boardroom', Betsy Atkins answers readers' questions about inclusiveness and diversity, data breaches and cyber threats, and institutional investors. 

More Hispanics Are Needed On Boards

The percentage of Hispanics on Fortune 500 boards is stagnant, with 2.6 percent of board members being Hispanic as of summer 2017, and 2.5 percent at the end of 2015. Three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies have no Hispanic board members.

Keys To Expanding Your Board

Bringing several new directors on at one time can make it difficult to "mainline" them into the mix. Here's a better option.

What To Do When The Board Needs To Terminate A Business Leader

What happens when a closely-held corporation faces the need to terminate its president who is also a significant shareholder, because he or she acted improperly?

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.