Board Composition

Sonnenfeld: Qualcomm’s Board Could Regret Parting Ways With Former CEO Jacobs

The company's board could regret parting ways former Qualcomm CEO and chairman Paul Jacobs, who was not re-nominated for his board seat.

GE Board Shake-Up Shows Flannery’s Calling The Shots

General Electric announced its slate of director candidates for its 2018 annual meeting of shareholders, including three new faces and board slimmed down from 18 to 12 members.

Dealing With Difficult Directors

Director seats are precious, and CEOs and lead directors must be able to move quickly to weed out problems to make room for what they most need.

Sonnenfeld: Athenahealth Won’t Be The Last Stop For Immelt

Former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt was unanimously appointed chairman of online health tech platform Athenahealth this week, but don’t expect this to be his final landing spot.

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.
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