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5 Priorities for Executive Compensation Committees

The job of executive-compensation committees is getting tougher because of the sluggish economy, challenged corporate performance, gyrating stock markets, rising concern about “income inequality” and generally greater public and activist scrutiny of just how much boards think their CEOs are worth.

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Surprisingly, Director Tenure Remains Long at Most Companies

Despite the frenzied rise in shareholder activism that challenges the decisions of long-sitting board members individually and collectively, a new study of tenures shows most large companies increasingly are governed by long-sitting board members.

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Okla. AG Scott Pruitt Fights to Curb Regulatory Overreach for All


The growing regulatory burden is one of the biggest drags on the economy, inhibiting business expansion and job creation, yet it is barely mentioned by either party in this presidential election year. One politician who has actually taken action to slow down the bureaucratic tide is Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt.

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5 Steps for Sustaining Board Performance

Corporate board performance, and board governance, are experiencing more scrutiny today than ever before. Whether it’s by activist shareholders, proxy advisors or government regulators, each has their own agenda and set of recommendations for improvement or change.

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More Boards Are Focusing on Strategy Today, Survey Says

The number of hours and days that directors dedicate to board work is increasing, according to a recent McKinsey survey. Since 2011, the gap between the number of days directors spent on board work averaged 28 per year, while they wished they would spend about 38 to fulfill their responsibilities. Today, survey results show, directors are spending about 33, sho they are edging close to their ideal amount of days.

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