What Boards Are Going Through

Directors say they have a renewed focus on succession planning, diversity and supporting social change.

Greatest Impact On Corporate Boards: William Lauder

"You have to lead from in front," says the chairman of Esteé Lauder, whose board both exemplifies and helps cultivate the company's commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Covid-19: The Good Governance Crash Test

Well governed organizations have vastly overperformed poorly governed ones during the pandemic. Despite the vast difference in context, this is an exact repeat of the 2008 crisis. So why has governance become such a key differentiator?

Activist Campaigns Question Board Governance And Competence

To avoid being a target, boards need to take a more active role in risk mitigation and must refresh before activists demand it.

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Independent Director Of The Year: Ellen Kullman

"Focus on the things you can control," says Ellen Kullman, who, as lead director of United Technologies, helped guide the company during a tumultuous transformation.

To Succeed, Boards and C-Suites Should Focus On Failure

The decision the board and management are making may be right—but you will feel far more confident if you first come up with all the ways it might be wrong.

Leading A Distributed Workforce: Keys from Collins, Christensen, Drucker and Demming

A review of the management thought leaders of the last hundred years offers boards some key questions that are as relevant today as they were the day they were published.

Socially Conscious Consumer Activism

Deciding what to do when a company is asked to announce its position on polarizing issues will require boards to develop a range of responses.


How To Onboard A New Director

Boards must be prepared to onboard new directors and facilitate a process that allows them to hit the ground running.


Navigating The “Next Normal” In Total Rewards

Korn Ferry research shows companies struggling to balance the need for near-term cost-cutting with the longer-term need to attract top talent.

The Board’s Role In Digital Transformation

Measuring the progress and success of transformation projects is critical, but that's hard to do when directors and CEOs are not starting on the same page.

The World In 2030

Think Covid-19 is disruptive? You ain't seen nothing yet, a new book argues. But you will—and soon.

Oracle Lack Of Diversity Lawsuit Could Have Larger Implications

if the court finds that companies can face significant financial damages for making unfounded claims about human capital management decisions, it will heighten boards' level of accountability.

Guide To Board Assessments

Engaging a useful, annual self-assessment is fundamental to governance excellence. Stakeholders expect it, and disclosure of it evidences a board’s effectiveness and commitment to its role.

Committee Briefings: Top Considerations for 2020

Investor expectations, new disclosure requirements, ESG, current and future trends–your committee agendas are filling up.