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How Managing Emotions Can Improve Board Effectiveness

Traditionally, board effectiveness has been seen as having a direct correlation with governance or strategy. While these two elements are important for boards to perform, what is often overlooked is the effect of the human condition on productivity.

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Boards Are Demanding More from the C-suite


As shareholders put more pressure on public companies to perform, they're indirectly transforming the roles played by some boards of directors. Many of today's boards of directors are attempting to take more active and engaged interests in operations and are demanding more information from and involvement with the C-suite.

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Why Budgeting Should Be a Strategic Planning Imperative


Strategic planning is unquestionably a critical initiative for the short- and long-term success of any business, no matter the size. Companies spend hours evaluating opportunities and challenges, establishing key objectives, and developing the right tactics to meet them. And yet budgeting—the detailed allocation of the organization’s most valuable resources against those objectives—often remains an entirely separate, once-a-year event.

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3 Reasons Why You Need Millennials in the Boardroom


Everyone knows that millennials have recently overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in the United States. And while the majority of CEOs, Presidents and Chairmen are still baby boomers, companies need to start phasing millennials into the boardroom mix.

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The Impact of Board Tenure on Company Performance

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Increasing board tenure positively effects market-related value, up to and including 9 years. After that, the value of board tenure deteriorates, according to a new research by QMA. The detrimental effect is stronger for high-growth firms.

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Is Your Board Diverse Enough? A Recent Survey Says No

CEOs who haven’t taken a long look at the makeup of their companies’ board of directors in a while should take the time to do so now. There is a lack of diversity across all boardrooms—and a pressing need to turn the tide.

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Boards Aren’t Approving Enough Capital Spending to Foster Growth

Nearly $300 billion in capital expenditures by U.S. companies during the Great Recession hadn’t been replaced as of a year ago, according to a new study, and the hesitation of board members to open corporate pocketbooks has played a significant role in the slowdown.

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