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Businesses Should Steer Clear of ‘Crony Capitalism’

Mid-market firms must have policies in place to ensure they are neither promoting nor bearing the brunt of governmental favoritism.

Dale Buss Governance , Leadership & Strategy July 18 2014

How Private Companies Can Benefit From Boards

While private companies are not required to have boards of directors, some may want to. Here are 6 reasons why having a board in a private company is a good idea.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors , Private Company Boards July 14 2014

High-Performance Boards Are the Future

Chief executives run the company, but the board of directors must also lead the organization on the most crucial issues. Monitoring is still important. Governance matters. But the time has come for boards to rebalance their responsibilities. Directors need to know when to take charge, when to partner and when to stay out of the way.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors July 14 2014

Apple’s Cook Among CEOs Revamping Their Board of Directors

Need to overcome an embarrassing situation, rescue your brand from financial disaster, shift the company in a new direction or shore up some expertise in a currently weak area? It may be time to make a change to your board, as these companies are.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors July 14 2014

Data Hacking: What Board Members Need to Know

Boards of directors are finding themselves in a position of having to shore up their tech skills in an area where, a year ago, they didn’t have any skills at all beyond simply asking the CTO, “Is our data security working? Great. Good. Have a nice day.” Now they’re struggling simply to understand the right questions to ask.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors , Data Security/Cyber Security July 14 2014

Conflict Minerals Are Creating Compliance Challenges

If you are one of 6,000 U.S. CEOs whose company uses raw minerals in your products, it’s time to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act.

Dale Buss Global Business , Governance , Manufacturing July 7 2014

When Outsiders Oust Your Board: The Ramifications of ISS’ Influence on Public Companies

Institutional Shareholder Services’ call to oust seven of Target’s 10 Board members begs the question: How concerned should all public companies be regarding the influence that proxy advisory firms have over shareholders?

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors June 19 2014

Why Boards That Lead Succeed

Recent history shows that directors who take more active roles—particularly in CEO selection—are fundamental to the long-term health of their companies.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors May 21 2014

10 Principles for Finding the Right CEO

People set strategy. Directors and executives who know where the company should be going will be best equipped to get it there.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors , HR/Employee Strategies , Succession Planning May 17 2014

The Imperial City

Columnist Peggy Noonan recently opined that Americans feel less like citizens and more like subjects. We are dictated to, not consulted. We are told to get in line or feel the wrath of the state. Washington has that effect.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance May 16 2014

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