Safeguarding Corporate Reputation In The Age Of Social Activism

In this age of social activism, powerful forces are fueling a fundamental shift—not only in the influence of social media but also in the rise and fall of brands and leaders.

The Different Reasons Your Board Is Dysfunctional

Board dysfunction may be an easily fixed matter such as a lack of information flowing, but in reality it probably includes something bigger at stake. Here are five common reasons your board has lost the ability to act as a cohesive unit.

What Directors Can Learn About The Fall Of Papa John Schnatter

Board members could learn from the Papa John Schnatter's mistakes or others before him and prevent their own fall. Here's what they should know.
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Understanding the Importance of the Board’s Role in Succession Planning

A pair of experts talk about the importance of board involvement in leadership and executive development to combat the ripple left in the wake of a departing leader.

Getting Real Value From Board Assessments

Motivated by investor pressure and a disruptive business landscape, directors today are much more sensitive about who is contributing to the board and which skill sets are needed to meet its fiduciary duties.

Four Elements Of The Leadership Mindset Of The Future

Future-first leaders understand how their company is made up of many interdependent parts, how it’s interconnected with partners, competitors and consumers within wider ecosystems.

How A Board Can Encourage A Company To Innovate

A board should help a company chart out its future, constantly reminding its senior executives that the future is by definition different than its past and that its business model isn't immortal. They can and must be continually reinvented
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An In-Depth Look At America’s Best Corporate Law Firms

Every year, Corporate Board Member surveys directors, general counsel and corporate secretaries of publicly traded U.S. corporations to establish a list of the 25 law firms they believe are best equipped to serve your company in a variety of corporate legal matters. Here's an in-depth look at the top 25.

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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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.

Board Oversight: Fostering An Ethically Competitive Company

Establishing a competitive culture and incentivizing employee performance is a critical component of any financially thriving company. But what happens when the competitive pendulum swings too far?

Keys To Combating Strategic Failures

For directors leading the strategic development process for an organization, understanding what can go wrong can be just as important as understanding the process itself.
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How Boards Can Prepare For The Inevitable Economic Dip

How can boards prepare for an inevitable economic downturn? The first step is to know your space and remember the past.

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.