Board Composition

Women CEOs: Want to Earn a Board Seat? Advice from Those Who Made It

On November 17th, in cities around the country, leaders will participate in a “National Conversation on Board Diversity.” This annual event, led by 2020 Women on Boards, is running a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by 2020.

6 Lessons for Leveraging Leadership on Your Company’s Board

One of the first rules of great leadership is knowing who to turn to for help. This has been evident time and again with effective captains of industry and great U.S. Presidents. No CEO alone possesses all the required skills, which is why the people they surround themselves with are crucial.

Why CHROs Should Get a Seat at the Board Table

Why do HR leaders boast about “earning a seat at the board table” when any other function head on the leadership team—CFO, COO, CMO, CIO, CDO—just comes in and sits down?

The Secret to a Great Board: Vetting Your Candidates

While top corporate and institutional officials are experts at assessing issues and making fact-based decisions, considerations surrounding appointments of fellow senior leaders can present unique risks to the reputations of the decision-makers and their institutions.

6 Lessons for Leveraging Leadership on Your Company’s Board

One of the first rules of great leadership is knowing who to turn to for help. And much attention has been paid to the importance of a deep bench in a company’s C-Suite, but less emphasis is placed on the importance of fully leveraging the leadership experience on a corporate board.

4 Ways to Up Your Board of Directors’ Value Proposition

Today’s business conditions call for boards of directors to add more value to the company equation by focusing on a wider range of issues.

Consider Board Service as a Career Advancement Strategy

Rising professionals should consider serving on boards to propel their careers.

Don’t Let Politics Color Board Members’ Thinking

When it comes to politics, U.S. corporate boards are, in some cases, as polarized as the general population, according to a Harvard Business Review survey of directors of public and private U.S.-based companies.

Why you Need Board Members with Technical Expertise

Companies largely seek board members with long histories of leadership experience. But in a world of rapid technological change, tech-savvy knowledge is now critical.

The Yawning Skills Gap on American Boards (it’s Not Only About Gender)

Most Fortune 500 companies today expect 50% or more of their future growth to come from emerging markets, and they are investing heavily to back this bet.
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FEATURED EVENTS

3rd Annual CEO Talent Summit
October 25-26, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Leadership Summit featuring Jim Collins
November 2-3, 2017
Denver, Colorado
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THOUGHT LEADERS

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Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

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