Board Governance

The Tinged Tiffany Network: CBS Opens Its’ Eye

CBS should have suspended former CEO Les Moonves and conducted a more prompt investigation, let alone not given him the keys to the company’s pay vault and the weapon of governance litigation to fight board oversight.

Surviving Activist Shareholders, Passive Index Funds and Corporate Crises

A look back at the first half of 2018 shows that shareholder activism continues at record pace, passive asset managers are growing larger and have found their ESG-centric voice.

Jeff Bezos On Innovation: Five Big Takeaways

A recent interview shares insights into how Jeff Bezos thinks about strategy and innovation, and structures his personal activities and those of the company to get done what he wants to get done. Here are five useful takeaways.
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Succession Planning: Fully Developing the Talent Pipeline

Susan Gallagher, president and CEO of BPI group U.S., a global leadership and talent consultancy, and Diane Frisch, HR consultant and former senior vice president of human resources at Ingredion, continue their discussion on succession planning with a focus on the skills and coaching needed to fully develop talent in the pipeline.
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Indra Nooyi’s Leadership Should Inspire Male-Female Mentorship

Don’t focus on the negative aspect of Indra Nooyi stepping aside. Focus on the incredible corporate, cultural and financial advancements that were enjoyed under her leadership and spread those statistics. Mentor the next generation.

Six Steps To Monitor Culture From The Board Level

Boards collectively and directors individually know that culture plays an integral role in how the company operates. It is incumbent upon them to monitor, evaluate and, when necessary, step in to implement change.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.