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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

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

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

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

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

5 Fresh Ideas for CEOs Getting More from Boards

Boardroom insider Ralph Ward says describing a board meeting “would be like telling me what a swell time you had at your last dentist appointment.” Here is his roundup of ideas you can try to make your next board meeting go faster, work better and achieve more.

Ralph Ward Boards of Directors , CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy March 24 2014

Preparing for Board Director Retirement: A Customized Approach to Succession Planning

Historically, Board Director Succession Planning has been relegated to a process focused on simply “replacing” a particular individual who is retiring with someone who is most like that particular individual. Although instituted quite frequently, this historical approach ignores three truths that are worth examining.

Mabry Smith III Boards of Directors , CEO Life , Governance/Compliance December 8 2011
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How GLOBAL Is Your Board

How global does it need to be if your customers are around the world?

Russ Banham Boards of Directors , Governance/Compliance November 19 2009

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