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It Happened To Yahoo, It Will Happen To You

High level hires can backfire as in the case of Yahoo’s Scott Thompson but using the three tools cited here, an executive hire should never blow up in your face.

Chas Klivans Governance/Compliance , Internet , Leadership & Strategy , Technology July 10 2012

Dealing with Dysfunctional Directors

What to do when a bad apple is spoiling your board.

Ram Charan Governance/Compliance July 7 2012

What Works for Nations Works for Business

The new book Why Nations Fail argues that nations flourish when they foster inclusive political and economic institutions, and they fail when power and opportunity are concentrated in the hands of the few. Like nations, CEOs need to practice inclusive decision-making if they hope to attain the performance magnitude they are aiming for.

Dr. Patricia Seemann Global Business , Governance/Compliance April 19 2012

Two Cheers for Wealth Creation

Do we want people to create wealth or not? Do we even understand how wealth is created?

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance March 19 2012

Is Access to Policymakers the Real Issue in Business or Part of the Problem?

Should business step up its involvement in public policy issues? According to a recent poll conducted by the FTI Consulting firm, shareholders want CEOs to be more engaged in Washington policy debates.

JP Donlon Global Business , Governance/Compliance March 12 2012

Why Wait for Healthcare Reform?

Finding the best healthcare plan for your company is no easy feat, but there are ways to tailor a plan to your needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid in navigating the healthcare marketplace.

Ralph de la Torre Governance/Compliance , Health/Benefits , Regulatory March 5 2012

First the Thought Police, Then the Lawyers: Navigating Social Media

Social media strategy can be tricky, especially when it comes to its legal implications. Here are four tips for sorting through the new issues that your company is facing on the social media front.

Nick Balletta Governance/Compliance , Legal , Technology February 28 2012

How Much—and Why—Industries Lobby

Critics complain that lobbying is rampant in Washington and special interest groups get in the way of political progress. But facts suggest that the relationship is symbiotic.

Jennifer Pellet Regulatory February 24 2012

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

Will Government Crush Economic Recovery?

There is little question that if the US is to recover from this recession and if unemployment is to be driven down, small business will lead the way. Unfortunately, intentionally or unintentionally, the government is crushing our one hope of recovery.

Doug and Polly White Global Business , Governance/Compliance December 7 2011

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