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10 Questions for Boards—and Shareholders—As Inauguration Day Approaches

The election of Donald J. Trump as the next president means that CEOs and their boards are facing a new reality they didn’t necessarily expect. Uncertainty hovers over the corporate landscape regarding a number of issues—economic growth, tax policy, the Supreme Court and immigration, for starters—as the new administration’s policy and staffing choices begin to take shape.

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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.

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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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