Governance

Two Heads Aren’t Always Better than One, at Least at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market has decided to press on with just one CEO, ending a six-year partnership at a time when the organic food producer is struggling with falling sales and begging the question of whether companies can thrive with two captains.

Boardroom Rabble Rousers are More Highly Valued than their Collaborative Peers

Brave directors who aren't afraid to challenge management are doing a far better job than peers who place a greater emphasis on understanding others' points of view, according to new research.

Respect for Elder CEOs is Increasing as Economy Mends

Older CEOs are staying in their jobs longer, according to new research, indicating that a generational shift that occurred in the wake of the global financial crisis has largely run its course.

Good-to-Great Boards and the Importance of Culture

Research unveils the traits shared by truly successful boards.

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.
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