Strategy & Risk Oversight

Why Papa John’s Board Chose The ‘Poison Pill’

The Papa John’s International Inc. board of directors took a drastic step when it moved forward with a “poison pill” stockholder rights plan.

The Barnes & Noble Boardroom Crisis

Four CEOs at Barnes & Noble in five years? That is more than a pattern. It indicates something at the board level isn’t working.

Keys To Combating Strategic Failures

For directors leading the strategic development process for an organization, understanding what can go wrong can be just as important as understanding the process itself.
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How Boards Can Prepare For The Inevitable Economic Dip

How can boards prepare for an inevitable economic downturn? The first step is to know your space and remember the past.

Inside The Innovation Stack

Understanding the “Innovation Stack” – the hierarchy of innovation efforts that have emerged in large organizations - is critical for boards.

When A Merger Isn’t The Best Idea

Despite the complexity of M&A, these principles to guide companies away from acquisition or merger—or guide them towards it—are simple.

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.