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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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4 Lessons for Board Members from Valeant’s Sad Saga

The saga of Valeant Pharmaceuticals provides high theater for observers, something zesty to chew on for opportunistic investors, a potential upside for new CEO Joseph Papa—and the continuation of a self-created headache for Valeant board members.

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7 Pointers for Making the Most of an Advisory Board

Forming an advisory board can be a great way for a privately held small or mid-sized company—or even a public company—to tap into trends the CEO doesn’t know about, to rely on proven expertise to extend the enterprise in new ways, and even to line up potential future investors, directors or employees.

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Brazen and Bold, or Understated but Effective: How Do You Like Your CEOs?


Leadership styles among CEOs are becoming increasingly divergent. A new breed of high-profile, fast-talking, even brash business leaders seems to be eclipsing generations of the traditional buttoned-down breed of C-suite denizens who made and executed decisions in an understated way.

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Security Is Now a Boardroom Issue

The cost of a breach is staggering on several levels. And if you thought the fines were bad, think about the damage control you’ll need to save your business, protect your brand and put customers at ease.

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