Director Roles & Responsibilities

A Director’s Personal Attributes Are Important As Their Skills

Composition of a board does not always guarantee effectiveness; what does are the personal attributes of the individual directors.

CEO Succession: Four Tips to Ensuring Success

CEO succession is not an event, but a series of actions orchestrated over the course of several years. Here are four tips on how to make this go as successfully as possible.

Ethnic Diversity and Number of Women Joining Boards Hit Record Highs In 2019, ISS...

According to a new study by proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services released this week, the number of both women and ethnic minorities either joining or serving as directors at Russell 3000 companies hit a record high in 2019.

Directors Divided On Their Boards’ Ability To Oversee Disruptive Innovations

Survey by Corporate Board Member and Ernst & Young LLP shows that half of corporate directors report being unconvinced their boards have the appropriate resources to move their companies forward in this era of fast-paced technological change.

Culture Sank The Titanic, Not An Iceberg

As businesses look to navigate the treacherous waters of disruption, the Titanic can teach us a lot. It was not the iceberg that led to the downfall of the ship; rather, it was a culture of overconfidence and narrow-mindedness.

Gannett and Legg Mason: How Board Strategy and Composition Can Make a Difference

Two boardroom battles in May demonstrate how important the clear communication of business strategy is when fighting off challenges from activist investors.

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.

Board Composition Trends

With investors increasingly scrutinizing the composition, diversity and quality of boardrooms, directors serving on their board's nominating/governance committee are now in the spotlight.

Committee Briefings: Top Considerations for 2019

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