Boards

How To Build An Active Partnership With Your Board

The CEO may have a more peaceful existence if they can disconnect themselves from the board, but will miss important opportunities, both offensive and defensive.  Why is it often difficult to work with a board and how can the difficulty be turned to advantage?

Executive Compensation Mistakes: Stop Treating Everyone Equally

In business, certain functions are more important than others. And fair or not, some people on your executive team are more important than others. Their compensation should reflect that.

J.Crew’s Pop-Up CEO Office

The board and significant shareholders of J.Crew threw a short-term Hail Mary pass to prevent more senior executive departures.

Tesla’s Chair Needs To Get Five Things Right To Succeed

Newly-minted Tesla board chair Robyn Denholm’s real title is Elon Musk’s alter-ego - someone he can bounce ideas off and keep him out of regulatory trouble.

Sorry, Bernie: New Study Shows Inconvenient Truth About CEO Pay

Our annual study of CEO pay finds—once again—that CEOs get paid a lot less than people think. The median private company CEO total compensation package for 2017? $350,622. That’s just 6.7 times the median income for all U.S. workers, not 275 times. Sorry Bernie.

Why GE’s CEO Succession Plan Was The Exception, Not The Rule

Every CEO knows that being replaced is a potential fate, and the idea that they are more worried about someone on the board than the hundreds of candidates inside and out is ridiculous.

The Two People That Could Help Elon Musk Save Tesla (If He Can Get...

When you start talking about the road ahead for Tesla’s board, you’ve got to get one thing out of the way right up front:...

Too Little, Too Late: Flannery Out As GE CEO

Unimpressed with the slow pace of change and a steady stream of poor financial results, General Electric’s board has removed chairman and CEO John Flannery after just over a year on the job.

Elon Musk’s Cry For Help

Elon Musk's New York Times interview comes off as playbook for what not to do while you’re a CEO running an embattled company at a stressful time: Exhaustion, little support, sleeplessness, impulsive behavior and on and on.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Twitter SEC Turmoil: Why CEOs and Boards Should Pay Attention

For CEOs and public company directors, Elon Musk’s run in with the SEC is worth watching because it could signal where the agency comes down about the evolution of corporate communication in the age of social media.
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CEO Optimism Surges in February, But So Do Election Worries

As one CEO put it: “Everything involved with the economy is dependent upon who is elected POTUS in November.”
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