Crisis Management

CEO Misconduct? The Case For An Independent Investigator

In the wake of McDonald’s Easterbrook fiasco, a former two-star military lawyer explains how a board should—and should not—pursue the facts.

MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte On Tech, Schools And The Covid Crisis

As America heads into the Fall, perhaps the most important question facing every company leader has nothing—at least on the face of it—to do with business. It has to do with schools. For a...

Calling All Board Members: Ignoring Social Media Could Cost Billions

What is your company's comprehensive social media policy and how will it respond to a digital crisis? If your board hasn't hashed that out yet, it's time to start.

What Boards Are Going Through

Directors say they have a renewed focus on succession planning, diversity and supporting social change.

Greatest Impact On Corporate Boards: William Lauder

"You have to lead from in front," says the chairman of Esteé Lauder, whose board both exemplifies and helps cultivate the company's commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Covid-19: The Good Governance Crash Test

Well governed organizations have vastly overperformed poorly governed ones during the pandemic. Despite the vast difference in context, this is an exact repeat of the 2008 crisis. So why has governance become such a key differentiator?

Corporate Board Member Institute

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.