Governance

Is your Company’s Board Working Hard Enough?

How many days per year do your company's directors spend performing their role? If it's about a month, they probably should be working harder, according to a new guide to boards for CEOs.

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.

Is your Board of Directors Ready for the Future?

In an environment of rapidly-changing technology and increasing regulation, banks and financial services firms must ensure their board members have the knowledge and insight to make complex decisions.

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.

How Managing Emotions Can Improve Board Effectiveness

Traditionally, board effectiveness has been seen as having a direct correlation with governance or strategy. While these two elements are important for boards to perform, what is often overlooked is the effect of the human condition on productivity.

Boards Are Demanding More from the C-suite

As shareholders put more pressure on public companies to perform, they're indirectly transforming the roles played by some boards of directors. Many of today's boards of directors are attempting to take more active and engaged interests in operations and are demanding more information from and involvement with the C-suite.

Why Budgeting Should Be a Strategic Planning Imperative

Strategic planning is unquestionably a critical initiative for the short- and long-term success of any business, no matter the size. Companies spend hours evaluating opportunities and challenges, establishing key objectives, and developing the right tactics to meet them. And yet budgeting—the detailed allocation of the organization’s most valuable resources against those objectives—often remains an entirely separate, once-a-year event.

4 Ways to Help Overcome Groupthink in the Boardroom

The idea of group cohesiveness and everyone thinking alike can sound good at times, but it poses great risk in corporate governance and should be avoided.

Chairman vs. CEO: 4 Subtle Differences Between the Two Leadership Styles

It takes a different leadership mindset to govern an organization from the boardroom than it does to manage at the executive level.

Boards Aren’t Approving Enough Capital Spending to Foster Growth

Nearly $300 billion in capital expenditures by U.S. companies during the Great Recession hadn’t been replaced as of a year ago, according to a new study, and the hesitation of board members to open corporate pocketbooks has played a significant role in the slowdown.
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Chief Executive’s October polling of CEOs found confidence in both the current and future business environment stagnating...
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