The First 30 Days: The New Rules of Corporate Crisis Management

In 2019 and beyond, a board’s reflexes need to be finely honed—and that means throwing out the standard drill for response and remediation.

A Second Wave of #MeToo Lawsuits Could Be Coming Soon

Corporate boards may need to prepare to defend against #MeToo lawsuits that expand beyond harassment claims as early as next year, according to the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD). Here's what directors need to know.

Why Directors Must Rethink A Company’s Purpose Statement

A brand purpose should be the reason for your operations and an essential component of your organization’s DNA. If your brand statement feels a little stale, it might be time to take it back to the drawing board.

Board Governance Dimensions: Which Correlate Most With Positive Organizational Outcomes?

Fair compensation and regular communication can serve as building blocks for the most important aspect of CEO/board partnerships—trust.

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The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

The Three Questions Directors Should Be Asking About Digital Transformation

During times of dramatic change, boards must necessarily play a disproportionate leadership role in transformation. To do so, they must begin by asking the right questions.

Seven Points Boards Eyeing M&A Deals Should Consider

The M&A landscape has changed dramatically and will only continue to evolve as more deals get made. Here are 7 items directors should consider before doing M&A deals in today’s environment.

Best Ways To Onboard Someone To The Compensation Committee

Ani Huang of the Center on Executive Compensation talked with Corporate Board Member about best practices for onboarding a compensation committee chair and the increasing public awareness of executive compensation.

Dismissing The So-Called New Principles of Corporate Governance

The reputation of business trust is below that of Congress, so the Business Roundtable decided what’s needed is a charm offensive. More than likely, it will backfire.

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.


Boards: Set Up Your New CEO for Success

Boards tend to give new CEOs ‘space,' but that lack of involvement makes it harder for CEOs to succeed. Here are four steps to set up your new CEO for success:

Are Dual-Class Shares Having a Negative Effect on Boards?

Is the use of dual-class share structures beginning to have a negative effect on the board’s ability to practice good governance? The question has become notable because of the IPO of WeWork.

SEC Pushes Back On Power of Proxy Advisors

In a move seen to be the first in a series of steps to curtail the power of proxy advisory firms, the SEC reiterated its stance that providing advice on voting is “solicitation” under federal law and will be governed by stringent anti-fraud rules.

How Boards Miss The Mark On Composition

Kapila Anand, director at Extended Stay America, Omega Healthcare Investors, Elanco Animal Health, talks with us about trends in board composition.

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.