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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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Why the CEO Is the Other Chief Diversity Officer

Corporations have been talking about diversity and the need to create diverse leadership teams for some time, yet the slow pace of change indicates that something is missing.

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6 Inspiring Companies That Are Winning the Fighting with Over-Regulation

As over-regulation continues to be a bane of existence for many CEOs and company owners, business leaders are encouraged to see examples where the modern trend toward regulatory overreach is frustrated, turned back, or at least seriously challenged.

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10 Questions Dominating Boardroom Agendas for 2016

Boardrooms are facing great unpredictability and a breakdown of business models in their industries, which changes the role of directors today. We need directors who are synthesizers of information—who can see the smoke over the horizon and bring this insight into their companies.

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There Is Relief in Sight for Frivolous Merger Litigation From Shareholders

Today, almost every merger involving publicly traded target companies draws multiple shareholder lawsuits. In fact, a study by Matthew D. Cain and Steven M. Davidoff found that in 2013, plaintiffs filed lawsuits challenging 97.5% of deals valued at more than $100 million, and each of those transactions triggered an average of seven separate lawsuits.

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How to Keep Ahead of 2016 Shareholder Proxy Access Trends and Developments

The demand for shareholder proxy access is a significant corporate governance development in 2015 for U.S. public companies. In 2015, more than 113 companies received proxy access shareholder proposals—more than a 600% increase from 2014.

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