Board Composition

As Flannery Completely Remakes GE’s Board, Insiders And Outsiders Will Take Notice

John Flannery’s decision to remove most directors of General Electric is likely to have long-term reverberations not only at one of the nation’s iconic industrial and technology conglomerates but also in boardrooms far beyond GE’s.

New Helpshift CEO Takes Gender Bias Head-On

Helpshift CEO Linda Crawford weighs in on why she felt compelled to come out of retirement to lead her company and the lack of women in decision-making positions in business.

Frenemy in Your Boardroom: Having an Activist Investor on Your Team

With more and more activists sitting on boards today, it’s critical to develop strategies for dealing with their director. Here are 8 ways to make the activist marriage work.

P&G Faces Activist Investor Challenge from Peltz, Trian

Trian Fund Management LP CEO Nelson Peltz is looking to force his way onto Proctor & Gamble’s board of directors.

PENN MUTUAL: Diversity-Driven Success

It would be easy to look at Penn Mutual’s board, 42% of which is now held by women and minorities, and credit Eileen McDonnell,...

Some Boards can be too Independent, Research Says

The "home alone" CEO model may not be as effective as its cracked up to be, new research suggests.

Cybersecurity Experts are Populating American Boardrooms

Directors are also better prepared to deal with shareholder activism, new research finds.

Women CEOs: Want to Earn a Board Seat? Advice from Those Who Made It

On November 17th, in cities around the country, leaders will participate in a “National Conversation on Board Diversity.” This annual event, led by 2020 Women on Boards, is running a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by 2020.

6 Lessons for Leveraging Leadership on Your Company’s Board

One of the first rules of great leadership is knowing who to turn to for help. This has been evident time and again with effective captains of industry and great U.S. Presidents. No CEO alone possesses all the required skills, which is why the people they surround themselves with are crucial.

Why CHROs Should Get a Seat at the Board Table

Why do HR leaders boast about “earning a seat at the board table” when any other function head on the leadership team—CFO, COO, CMO, CIO, CDO—just comes in and sits down?
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CEO Confidence Continues To Erode In April

U.S. CEOs’ outlook for business conditions 12 months from now continued to fall in April, the third straight month of decline.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.