Board Composition

4 Ways to Up Your Board of Directors’ Value Proposition

Today’s business conditions call for boards of directors to add more value to the company equation by focusing on a wider range of issues.

Consider Board Service as a Career Advancement Strategy

Rising professionals should consider serving on boards to propel their careers.

Don’t Let Politics Color Board Members’ Thinking

When it comes to politics, U.S. corporate boards are, in some cases, as polarized as the general population, according to a Harvard Business Review survey of directors of public and private U.S.-based companies.

Why you Need Board Members with Technical Expertise

Companies largely seek board members with long histories of leadership experience. But in a world of rapid technological change, tech-savvy knowledge is now critical.

The Yawning Skills Gap on American Boards (it’s Not Only About Gender)

Most Fortune 500 companies today expect 50% or more of their future growth to come from emerging markets, and they are investing heavily to back this bet.

3 Reasons Why You Need Millennials in the Boardroom

Everyone knows that millennials have recently overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in the United States. And while the majority of CEOs, Presidents and Chairmen are still baby boomers, companies need to start phasing millennials into the boardroom mix.

Is Your Board Diverse Enough? A Recent Survey Says No

CEOs who haven’t taken a long look at the makeup of their companies’ board of directors in a while should take the time to do so now. There is a lack of diversity across all boardrooms—and a pressing need to turn the tide.

5 Steps for Sustaining Board Performance

Corporate board performance, and board governance, are experiencing more scrutiny today than ever before. Whether it’s by activist shareholders, proxy advisors or government regulators, each has their own agenda and set of recommendations for improvement or change.

New Study Shows That Executive Teams’ Résumés Link Dramatically to Stock Performance

Public company leadership with varied career backgrounds have persistently and substantially outperformed stocks from homogenous C-suites, according to the largest study to date on management diversity.

Women-, Minority-Owned Companies Surge in Mid-Market Representation

Women- and minority-owned middle-market businesses have outpaced the growth of mid-sized companies over the past six years, according to a recent report by American Express and Dun & Bradstreet.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism At Lowest Level Since Fall Of 2019

Chief Executive’s November CEO Confidence Index shows optimism among America’s CEOs on the decline, as their rating of business conditions one year out drops to two-year low.