Boards

The Real Cost of Firing a CEO

Showing top execs the door can be an expensive proposition-and not just because of hefty severance packages.

Better Boards by Review

Way back in 1994, a Blue Ribbon Committee of the National Association of Corporate Directors urged the boards of all public companies to establish...

Better Boards: The Equity Answer

America's corporate boards are generally working better than ever, but they're still far from uniformly effective. Witness the recent business messes that have been...

Devising the Perfect Board

Let's pretend that you've been selected to be the CEO of a new, multi-billion dollar spin-off from a respected corporation. One of the first...

Compensation Obscenity

I've got that ugly feeling that executive compensation is getting out of hand again, although some people think it was never really in hand....

No Return on Independence

It's a recurring theme in CE's own hallmarks of good corporate governance-a good board is an independent board. But will board independence pay off on the bottom line? The authors attack the premise that board independence plays a critical role in company performance. And a new study supports their view.

CEO Compensation: Share The Wealth

CE's 10th annual CEO compensation survey reveals good news for shareholders: The link between CEO pay and performance is stronger than ever. Now it's time to share the wealth-and some of the risk-with the rest of the organization.

How to Build a Great Board

Assertion: Most CEOs can build a good board of directors within their tenure in office.Question: So, why don't more CEOs and companies do so?The...

Who Has The Best Board…And The Worst?

Over the years, we've heard countless comments from CEOs and directors on the qualities and capabilities-or lack thereof-of corporate boards. I'll never forget the...
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