Eight Priorities For Boards In 2020

Boards will continue to face demands for more diverse competencies, innovative thinking, complex problem-solving and stronger governance.

To Incent Or Not To Incent

What the rising emphasis on ESG means for compensation planning.

Catching the Warning Signs Of A Culture Clash

Four Wells Fargo board members may lose their seats over culture-related scandals. Here's what you can learn from that board's upheaval to avoid a similar fate on your own.

Board Refreshment Will Have Greater Significance in 2020

Given heightened investor scrutiny, every board needs to be asking whether they have the right brain trust to lead the company into the next decade.

Board Leadership Program

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Directors Say They Are Listening to Stakeholders—Despite The Headlines

The media paints a picture of directors responding to shareholder demands for change. But as far as directors are concerned, the notion of valuing stakeholder concerns is anything but news.

Finding The Truly Exceptional CEO

Leaders with intelligence, drive and excellence will only get a company so far. To get truly extraordinary performance, your CEO must value well-being—body, spirit and mind.

The Importance Of Leadership In Uncertain Times

In an age of global unrest, strength and courage at the helm are more important than ever. As a director, it's your job to ensure your CEO has what it takes.
Maggie Wilderotter

Maggie Wilderotter: Be Your Own Activist

Maggie Wilderotter, veteran of 36 boards, including Costco, HP Enterprise, Juno Therapeutics and Lyft, on how to challenge your own strategy—before investors do it for you.

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.


Cybersecurity As A Business Strategy

A smart board of directors understands that cybersecurity is a management issue—not just a technical one. 

Policy Updates Could Influence 2020 Director Elections

Director accountability will be a major theme in 2020, and shareholders and regulators are set to use voting as an enforcement measure.

Becoming a Great Board Chair, Part II

The best boards are led by chairs who actively and routinely seek and use feedback about their effectiveness in the role.

Holding Management Accountable For Culture

A people-centric culture can foster world-class performance—and directors have a lot more influence over that than they might think.

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 2019

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