Board Governance

The Art of Directing Unicorns

A unicorn company has much in common with the legendary creature it’s named for—both are exceedingly rare, highly sought after and potentially difficult to handle. Directors coming into a unicorn scenario would do well...

How to Beat Groupthink in the Boardroom

Most directors would agree that diversity of thought is key to good governance. But even the most diverse board, with a variety of backgrounds and ages represented, can still fall prey to conformity of...

Dealing with Disruption

Companies that can’t find a way to reinvent themselves in this digital era risk losing ground quickly and, ultimately, face obsolescence. The smorgasbord of advanced technology that enables digital transformation can easily overwhelm those...

Implications of AI on Board Oversight

The number of public companies disclosing artificial intelligence (“AI”) as a material risk factor in their SEC filings has grown exponentially from virtually none in 2016 to more than 80 this year alone. Multinational conglomerate Alphabet, for...

Lawsuits Highlight Potential Board Risk

Corporate directors may need to re-evaluate their risk of being held personally responsible for the long-term negative effects of products on consumers and communities. Recent lawsuits seeking damages related to harm victims suffered from products...

General Motors and Merck Board Member Patricia Russo On Directorship In An Era Of...

Corporate Board Member recently had the chance to talk with Pat Russo about her experience dealing with disruptive tech, both as CEO and a director of companies in the throes of transformation.

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 2019

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