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The Latest Board Announcements

The Container Store Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kip Tindell has been elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee. Tindell succeeds NRF’s immediate past Chairman, Stephen I. Sadove, chairman and chief executive officer of Saks, Inc. (retired) National Retail Federation Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, has been appointed an independent director ...

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Leapfrog Succession: A New Trend in Appointing CEOs

Corporate boards of directors are increasingly reaching down below the second layer of management to name new chief executive officers. By accelerating the promotion of these executives, boards hope that the new CEOs’ ability to understand and act upon signals in today’s unpredictable environment will more than offset their relative inexperience.

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5 Considerations for Getting Your Initiatives Approved by the Board

In today’s business environment, boards are naturally inclined toward risk assessment and caution. This occurs simultaneously and without the slightest hint of irony that business growth is also expected. CEOs and their executive team are put in place to create growth with as little risk as possible, and this comes in the form of management submitting initiatives requiring board approval.

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Board Announcements

Walt Disney’s Board of Directors extended Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s contract through 2016. … Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, has been named to the Wal-Mart board. Systrom will help Walmart move its digital strategy forward.

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