Director Roles & Responsibilities

Independent Director Of The Year: Ellen Kullman

"Focus on the things you can control," says Ellen Kullman, who, as lead director of United Technologies, helped guide the company during a tumultuous transformation.

Three Ways for Boards to Rethink Governance

Boards should rethink and reimagine how they govern in this moment when all norms are being challenged.

Planning And Executing This Year’s Board Evaluation

As boards look to review management's and its own response to the Covid crisis, directors should consider incorporating that review into the board’s annual evaluation process. Here's how.

Prioritizing Boardroom Diversity And Inclusion Across Different Business Cycles

In good times and bad, the core mandate of a board is unchanged: Ensure the future success of the organization. That requires a diverse range of people and perspectives to capture the full mosaic of emerging trends.

How CEOs And Directors Can Lead On Racial Injustice

CEOs and directors are uniquely positioned to set the tone of how their companies deal with racial inequities inside their companies, and by extension, in America at large.

Fixing “Busted” Incentive Plans

How can boards navigate the tricky waters of incentivizing and retaining senior leadership when incentive goals are no longer achievable?

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

FEATURED CONTENT

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.