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    In this Issue of NACD Directorship

    January February 2014

    A Look Ahead

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    The burning issues likely to light up the corporate governance firmament in 2014.

    On Planning

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    In this issue, we look forward to defining what the major issues in governance are likely to be in the coming year.

    Evolve Corporate Governance to Keep Pace with the Demands of Growth

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    In developing and maintaining an effective governance structure, private companies should bring the right people and perspectives to the table periodically to assess the governance structure, and to ensure that present and future governance structures meet the expectations of key stakeholders and serve as a foundation to achieve the company’s strategic objectives.

    Encouraging Leadership in the Boardroom

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    A new book by three veteran corporate governance leaders, Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way, asserts that as increased regulation, shareholder pressures, and governance reform have strengthened directors’ oversight abilities, these same forces have also strengthened their leadership skills.

    Why Tone at the Bottom Should Replace Tone at the Top

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    Drawing from his deep and extensive reservoir of unique firsthand experience in business and consulting work around the globe, Dr. Larry Taylor illustrates in his book vivid real-life examples of the challenges independent corporate directors are facing and the boundless opportunities they have in contributing through their corporations to reaffirm the virtues of the free enterprise system.

    Fateful Decisions

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    Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN (center) and members of the ill-fated British expedition to Antarctica. The explorer and his team of four battled horrendous weather conditions to reach the pole on January 17, 1912, only to find that Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen had got there first.

    A Board’s Eye View of Risk Management

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    Enterprise risk management (ERM) has become an effective lens through which board members can guide and monitor a company’s growth.

    A Wish List for Comp Committees

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    In considering the challenges faced by compensation committees in the coming year, the following Steve Hall's wish list for 2014.

    On Fire Again: Proxy Voting

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    Whatever happened to proxy access?

    Markell to Submit Nominee to Succeed Chief Justice Steele

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    SEC Hopes to Spur More IPOs in 2014 ; Hershey to Buy China Candy Maker for $498 Million; More

    A Look Ahead

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    The burning issues likely to light up the corporate governance firmament in 2014.

    Better All the Time

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    A sweeping look at the people and events most likely to shape board agendas in 2014.

    NACD Board Leadership Fellow: Jane E. Henney MD

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    Oncologist. Public Servant. Academic. Board Director.

    The SEC’s New Enforcement Mandate

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    What will this approach mean to corporate directors striving to improve registrant compliance and minimize risk?

    Is Your Board Focused on Cyber Preparedness?

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    Don’t count on luck but rather on a plan that anticipates a breach.

    Directors Focus on People, Risk, and External Communications

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    Highlights from the annual public company governance survey show an increase in time commitment.

    When Is a Good Time for the Board to Communicate Directly with Shareholders?

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    A director should generally not meet alone with a shareholder.

    An Untapped Source of Board Talent

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    Internal auditing’s professional code of ethics…requires practitioners to uphold and apply to their work the principles of integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality. Are these not also critical attributes of directors?

    Director Independence: A Focus on Board Tenure

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    Implementing a policy on director tenure could have major ramifications because of the significant influence proxy advisory firms now have in corporate elections.

    Primed for a Future of Exemplary Board Leadership

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    Triple aims for board governance: board effectiveness, sustainable corporate success, and public trust.

    Too Big to Comprehend

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    Commentary on the Volcker Rule, GM, and diversity.

    Through the Audit Committee’s Lens

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    Priorities for 2014 sharpen focus on key governance challenges.

    The Activist Investor: Taking a Page From the 'Opposition Research' Playbook

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    Be sure your directors know what the investors know about your fellow board members.

    Striking the Right Balance for the Future of U.S. Capital Markets

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    U.S. capital markets provide companies with deep, well-regulated sources of financing and offer investors myriad ways to participate in economic growth.

    What’s Up for Entrepreneurial Governance

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    Focus areas for micro- and small-cap-focused activist funds in 2014.

    The Unsociable Boardroom: A Costly Strategy for 2014

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    Directors need to understand how strategies are being applied or affected by the social world.

    Customizing Incentive Goals and Payouts to Specific Business Needs

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    Imperatives for building and maintaining great management teams that will drive long-term success.

    Building a New Knowledge Base

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    Highlights from the 2013 NACD Board Leadership Conference

    A Proxy Season Carol

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    Patrick S. McGurn is haunted by visions of proxy season. The observations that follow apply the lessons learned by Dickensian ghostly visitations.