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Is your Company’s Board Working Hard Enough?

How many days per year do your company's directors spend performing their role? If it's about a month, they probably should be working harder, according to a new guide to boards for CEOs.

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Is your Board of Directors Ready for the Future?

In an environment of rapidly-changing technology and increasing regulation, banks and financial services firms must ensure their board members have the knowledge and insight to make complex decisions.

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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.

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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.

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States, Localities Join the Feds in the Fight Against Companies Dodging Taxes  

The Obama administration got tougher against mergers motivated by so-called corporate tax-inversion schemes, and now the states are doing something similar by mitigating tax-haven usage. Boards will have to deal with the state-government impulse just as they’re confronting more obstacles to combinations of American companies with overseas concerns.

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