Compliance

6 Trends That Will Drive Better Board Oversight in 2015

A rising level of shareholder activism is driving changes in board oversight at corporations of all sizes around the country, according to governance experts.

Businesses Should Steer Clear of ‘Crony Capitalism’

Mid-market firms must have policies in place to ensure they are neither promoting nor bearing the brunt of governmental favoritism.

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.

Lessons for CEOs on Barra’s Response to GM’s Crisis

Is it possible for a CEO to bear the brunt of responsibility with a crisis that festered before she was in charge? Can a company with a poor track record in corporate integrity ever do enough with new transparency measures to acquire a good reputation?

Barra Episode Illustrates Fallout of ‘Leaning In’ Movement

Sheryl Sandberg may have prompted a new conversation across business about “leaning in,” but surely the Facebook COO and champion of female CEOs everywhere didn’t actually mean to create a silly season for gender-policing pundits. There are lessons here for companies that sincerely try to elevate women executives.

Hospitals Want CEOs without Healthcare Experience

Another knock-on effect of the ACA is that healthcare and hospital systems are struggling to cope with new managerial changes demanded of them. Increasingly, hospital boards want an outside perspective, along with different skill sets—and they are willing to go outside the industry to get it.

When Is it Time to Go?

Company leaders who overstay their welcome ultimately hurt their organization's performance new research suggests. In addition, management expert Ram Charan argues in his latest book, “Boards that Lead,”that CEO tenure is dropping in part because of boards are no longer reluctant to pull the trigger, but also due to the fact that more and more CEOs are unable to navigate a necessary change of course.

Why 9 Years Is a Lucky Number for Board Director Tenure and Effectiveness

Grumbling about corporate boards -- about long-tenured directors too cozy with management, for example -- may be inevitable among investors, but new research by a young accounting scholar suggests surprisingly that at least one aspect of corporate organization suits Wall Street fine. Company performance actually rises with board tenure—but only up to a point--indicating there’s a tradeoff between knowledge and entrenchment.

After Ballmer, What?

Since he announced his intention to step down as CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer has triggered a world wide betting game as to who will succeed him. Microsoft’s board has appointed a special committee to help decide if the next chief executive will be an insider like Julie Larson-Green, or the prodigal Stephen Elop of Nokia. (Ladbrokes, the London betting agents give Elop a 5 to 1 advantage.) But the central issue of concern is what the company needs to do to transform since it lost its dominate position in computing. Microsoft once ruled the tech world. Now it’s one player among many. Will the new CEO have his or her options foreclosed?

3 Steps to Take to Avoid Becoming an Ethical Scandal

Why are business leaders –even those who consider themselves of high integrity--prone to ethical missteps? What can organizations do to protect themselves from possible lapses? And don’t kid yourself by thinking, “It can’t happen to me.”
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CEO Confidence Falls On Growing Trade War Worries

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

TrumpTrade: How Trump’s Trade Policies Divide CEOs

CEOs across the nation may be near-uniformly thrilled with the GOP tax cuts and regulatory rollback. President Trump’s trade policies are another story.

CEO Guidelines For Speaking Out On Controversial Issues

When it comes to successfully extolling your purpose or speaking out on politics, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are six guidelines to get you started.

It’s Time For The CEO To Own AI As A Strategic Imperative

To ensure companies achieve the full potential of AI – and to mitigate its potential risks – CEOs cannot relegate AI strategy to IT departments.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.