Home » Governance/Compliance (page 8)

Governance/Compliance

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 for shareholders while the CEO is trying to steer the course for long-term success.  With increasingly short CEO tenures (HP CEO Leo Apotheker was in the top seat for less than one year), CEOs are under pressure to give the ...

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Reversing the Healthcare Cost Curve

xray

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.

Read More »

Slowing Down CEO Churn

slow

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »