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Study Says CEOs Disappoint as Board Members, But Numbers Tell a Different Story

A recent survey suggests that sitting CEOs may actually be less effective directors than non-CEOs, citing the responses of 79 percent of directors who said sitting CEOs were no more effective in the role than non-CEOs.

Jennifer Pellet Boards of Directors , CEO Life , Governance/Compliance December 5 2011

8 Questions to Settle the CEO vs. Board Conflict

There can be an inherent conflict between a CEO and their board; the board may be focused on short-term gains [...]

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance November 3 2011

What Every CEO Should Know About Navigating State and Local Taxes

Defining and determining residency is one among many elements that can prove troublesome for high net worth individuals; and in providing a solid platform for long-term wealth creation and maintenance, it is important to implement strategic tax planning.

Michael A. Tedone Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance November 1 2011

CEOs Should Take the First Steps on Financial Reform

The financial crisis that erupted in September 2008 taught us all a very hard lesson. It became apparent that no one had a line of sight on institutional and counterparty risk at Lehman or at any other major financial firm. Corporate issuers are now waking up to the fact that preventing another financial meltdown is their issue as well.

Allan D. Grody Governance/Compliance , Leadership , Regulatory October 25 2011

How to Evaluate Legal Risk in Acquisitions

Litigation does not have to be an uncontrollable factor in the valuation of any business. By properly evaluating the potential for materiality and future litigation, and the connection between the litigation and the business plan, investors can make informed decisions, with a full understanding of the legal risk associated with a potential company.

James Shields Governance/Compliance , Legal October 6 2011

Garrotted By Red Tape

While the country’s attention has been riveted by the debt ceiling and downgrades, there is a more ominous phenomenon that has largely gone unremarked: overregulation.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance , Regulatory October 5 2011

The “America Destroys Jobs” Act

President Obama’s signing of the “America Invents Act” is supposed to spur job creation, but in reality, the act will destroy jobs. Successful entrepreneur and author, Hank Nothhaft, writes exclusively for Chief Executive on why this act will only make the U.S. unemployment problem worse.

Hank Nothhaft Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory September 26 2011
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Reversing the Healthcare Cost Curve

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, employers will not be required to provide health insurance for employees by 2014. Not providing employee insurance will have other costs, however, and CEOs need to start outlining their plans now. Here are three tips for controlling your healthcare costs.

Bob Fabbio Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 19 2011
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Slowing Down CEO Churn

CEO tenure has gotten increasingly shorter and more intense, according to a decade-long study from Booz & Co. But what’s causing the increased turnover rate? And how can CEOs operate in order to not fall victim to the trend? You can start with creating a learning plan.

John P. Schuster Governance/Compliance , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management August 18 2011

5 Ways to Get the Governance We Want

Despite all the new rules and regulations , the key to good corporate governance remains a strong commitment to ethics. Here, former Chairman and CEO of Office Depot and Autozone, Steve Odland, tells CEOs how to create and maintain a strong ethical culture.

Steve Odland Culture , Governance/Compliance , Talent Management August 17 2011

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