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    Recognizing Emerging Risks
    May 7, 2014 by

    Risk assessments too often plot the usual "known knowns," but boards can employ several techniques to uncover emerging risks and better inform the risk oversight process.

    Yum! Brands Announces CEO Succession Plan
    May 2, 2014

    Chairman and CEO David C. Novak will become executive chairman as of Jan. 1, 2015.

    The Activist Era
    April 28, 2014 by

    The number of shareholders with activist strategies has doubled in recent years. Their targets and agendas have evolved too.

    Wal-Mart’s Massmart CEO Grant Pattison Resigns After 7 Years
    April 14, 2014

    Massmart COO Guy Hayward to succeed Pattison.

    Acer Appoints Nancy Hu as Chief Financial Officer
    March 13, 2014

    Scientific Games Promotes Scott Schweinfurth to EVP and CFO. Humana Appoints Brian A. Kane as CFO. SOCO Appoints CFO. Erik Knutzen Joins Neuberger Berman as Multi-Asset Class CIO. Sun Bancorp Hires Thomas M. O'Brien As President And CEO

    Oversight of IT Risk Management
    March 7, 2014 by

    Effective board risk oversight can contribute to strengthening the IT organization so that it maximizes the value IT delivers to the organization.

    How to Optimize Your Board for Future Success
    February 28, 2014 by

    Ensure the right people are on the board with the right skill set and experiences to enable the company to grow and effectively address obstacles and capitalize on opportunities.

    Maximizing Your Comp Risk Assessment
    February 12, 2014 by

    A holistic analysis ensures the most obvious red-flags are addressed and the company’s environment and the controls encourage the intended and desired risk-taking behavior.

    Feeling It: When Directors Know They’re Performing Well
    February 12, 2014 by

    Board members experience no shortage of external assessments—and the best boards perform annual self assessments to evaluate their effectiveness as individuals and as a group. Ask directors how they know they’re doing a good job, however, and they’re less likely to cite a report than to recount concrete instances in which the board was firing on all cylinders.

    A Ranking of the Most Important Risks
    February 6, 2014 by

    The profile of macroeconomic, strategic and operational risks continues to evolve in complex ways, creating uncertainty for executive management and boards of directors.

    Abercrombie & Fitch Separates CEO, Chairman Roles
    January 29, 2014

    Clothing retailer expands board size, adds Arthur Martinez, Terry Burman, Charles Perrin as directors.

    5 Lines of Defense: A Shareholder’s View
    January 22, 2014 by

    An effectively designed and implemented lines-of-defense framework can provide strong safeguards against risk management and compliance  breakdowns.

    Building a New Knowledge Base
    January 13, 2014

    Highlights from the 2013 NACD Board Leadership Conference

    Customizing Incentive Goals and Payouts to Specific Business Needs
    January 13, 2014 by

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

    Through the Audit Committee’s Lens
    January 13, 2014 by

    Priorities for 2014 sharpen focus on key governance challenges.

    Primed for a Future of Exemplary Board Leadership
    January 13, 2014 by

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

    An Untapped Source of Board Talent
    January 13, 2014 by

    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?

    Directors Focus on People, Risk, and External Communications
    January 13, 2014 by

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

    Is Your Board Focused on Cyber Preparedness?
    January 13, 2014 by

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

    A Board’s Eye View of Risk Management
    January 13, 2014 by

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

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