Board Effectiveness

A Director’s Perspective

As a public company director at more than a dozen companies. I have faced an activist investor approach at four. Here are four important things I have learned during these engagements.

Activism’s New Paradigm

There has been a pronounced change on the part of shareholders—their makeup, tactics, goals and powers—a fact that every public company must pay close attention to today.

Inside The Boardroom: Proxy Proposals, D&O Insurance, And More

In this edition of Inside the Boardroom, Betsy Atkins answers readers' questions about proxy proposals, who should audit D&O insurance, and more.

Inside The Boardroom: CEO Succession, Cybersecurity, And More

In this edition of Inside the Boardroom, Betsy Atkins answers readers' questions about CEO succession, cybersecurity and more.

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Director Confidence Falls To New Low In October

Corporate Board Member’s October reading of director sentiment shows continued decline in optimism among U.S. public company board members. More now expect business conditions to deteriorate over the coming year.