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Why Boards That Lead Succeed

Recent history shows that directors who take more active roles—particularly in CEO selection—are fundamental to the long-term health of their companies.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors May 21 2014

10 Principles for Finding the Right CEO

People set strategy. Directors and executives who know where the company should be going will be best equipped to get it there.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors , HR/Employee Strategies , Succession Planning May 17 2014

High-Performance Boards Are the Future

Chief executives run the company, but the board of directors must also lead the organization on the most crucial issues. Monitoring is still important. Governance matters. But the time has come for boards to rebalance their responsibilities. Directors need to know when to take charge, when to partner and when to stay out of the way.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors July 14 2014

How Private Companies Can Benefit From Boards

While private companies are not required to have boards of directors, some may want to. Here are 6 reasons why having a board in a private company is a good idea.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors , Private Company Boards July 14 2014

When Outsiders Oust Your Board: The Ramifications of ISS’ Influence on Public Companies

Institutional Shareholder Services’ call to oust seven of Target’s 10 Board members begs the question: How concerned should all public companies be regarding the influence that proxy advisory firms have over shareholders?

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors June 19 2014

Apple’s Cook Among CEOs Revamping Their Board of Directors

Need to overcome an embarrassing situation, rescue your brand from financial disaster, shift the company in a new direction or shore up some expertise in a currently weak area? It may be time to make a change to your board, as these companies are.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors July 14 2014

Data Hacking: What Board Members Need to Know

Boards of directors are finding themselves in a position of having to shore up their tech skills in an area where, a year ago, they didn’t have any skills at all beyond simply asking the CTO, “Is our data security working? Great. Good. Have a nice day.” Now they’re struggling simply to understand the right questions to ask.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors , Data Security/Cyber Security July 14 2014

5 Fresh Ideas for CEOs Getting More from Boards

Boardroom insider Ralph Ward says describing a board meeting “would be like telling me what a swell time you had at your last dentist appointment.” Here is his roundup of ideas you can try to make your next board meeting go faster, work better and achieve more.

Ralph Ward Boards of Directors , CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy March 24 2014

Why CEOs Should Be Worried About Patents Based on Software

Companies whose businesses rely on patented software or patented business methods are increasingly at risk of chaotic court decisions and a real chance their patents will be declared invalid. The resulting unpredictability is hindering new innovation, threatening well-established patents and discouraging capital investment. Without confidence that intellectual property rights are secure, investors are reluctant to fund companies, undermining the innovation for which the technology industry is known. Here are several ways to protect your company.

Katharine Wolanyk CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance December 15 2013

What CEOs Should Know About the Impact of Predictive Analytics on Staff Development and the Bottom Line

Is your organization using predictive analytics to improve the development of your staff, and then linking this data to business performance? If not, it is time to consider the question with some seriousness, because predictive analytics is already being used in your organization in the areas of sales, operations and finance. Using it in the context of fostering learning and development within the organization can create competitive advantage.

Kent Barnett and John Mattox CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy October 27 2013

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