What Keeps Directors Up At Night?

The 17th annual Corporate Board Member "What Directors Think" survey points to growing concern over the direction of the business cycle and the regulatory environment.

Raising the Refreshment Bar: Bringing Diversity Into Committee Leadership

That doesn't mean homogenous committees can’t make good decisions. But diverse ones, by applying a broader cross-section of experience to today’s multifaceted problems, can usually make better ones.

What’s So Objectionable About Female Board Representation?

The lawsuits challenging SB 826 miss the point: it’s not whether women are capable—they clearly are—but whether they have the opportunity to earn that spot.

Where The Women Are

There is no shortage of female candidates for board seats—if one is looking in the right places.

Scarlett Letters

Adapted from a speech to the American Enterprise Institute. The commissioner’s remarks, excerpted and edited for length, represent her views and not necessarily those of the SEC or her fellow Commissioners. Let me start by...

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...

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 2020

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