Board Effectiveness

Buffett’s Annual Letter: A Board Assessment Tool

Boards would do well to use Warren Buffett's annual governance missive as a guide when evaluating their own effectiveness.

Building Better Boards

Gathered for Corporate Board Member’s two-day committee series, directors shared experiences and insights on living up to the evolving expectations of today’s stakeholders. Some takeaways.

In The Boardroom, Size Matters

Too few directors can risk rubber-stamping and too many can spoil the soup. There is, however, a sweet spot that's usually just right for small to mid-size companies.

What Value Can A Board Actually Deliver?

Directors who have the courage to challenge management and ask tough questions can make the difference between the company's success and failure.

Is Response Time To Stakeholders Becoming An Issue?

Removing an entire board will likely remain rare, but boards will likely be held increasingly accountable for the amount of time they take to respond to stakeholder concerns.

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 Leadership Program

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

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.

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.