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    Reading History This Summer
    July 23, 2013 by

    Jeff Cunningham's summer reading list.

    Need to Know
    July 23, 2013

    Special interest groups push for proxy advisory firm reform, NACD elects Cari M. Dominguez to board, U.S. CFOs lack CSR interest, and more.

    Opinions Shift on Separating Chairman and CEO Roles
    July 23, 2013 by

    At some companies, an independent chair can provide balance to the CEO. At others, the chair/CEO provides continuity and more in-depth operations knowledge.

    Hunting Big Gains
    July 23, 2013 by

    The best CEOs are always on the lookout for the next big thing. A reading of some 200 annual letters to shareholders netted 10 "best" and 6 "special mention" examples.

    Culture and Leadership Critical for Future Boards
    July 23, 2013 by

    Key takeaways from NACD's most recent Directorship 2020 event, where directors and governance experts discussed how to define and prepare for the challenges and opportunities possible in the coming years.

    Is Serving on an Outside Board the Right Move?
    June 19, 2013 by

    While joining an outside board provides an opportunity to gain insights, experience, and connections, a number of factors must be considered before taking on a directorship. Will it broaden the executive's perspective? Does the new company have the same high ethical standards? Heidrick & Struggles Partner Matrice Ellis-Kirk examines the benefits and drawbacks of outside board service, and how directors can evaluate whether the new position's time and attention requirements are outweighed by the chance to successfully lead a company to new heights.

    Taking on Proxy Advisors, Shareholders, Diversity and Director Tenure
    June 15, 2013 by

    The third annual meeting of the NACD Nominating/Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council raised concerns about peer groups, director tenure, and board evaluations.

    Special Interest Groups Push for Proxy Advisory Firm Reform
    June 7, 2013 by

    Testimony at House hearing alleges conflicts, excessive market influence.

    Managing Cyber Security Risk
    June 6, 2013 by

    All organizations must be more vigilant in protecting themselves from cyber threats.

    CSR Meets Enterprise Development
    May 30, 2013 by

    Directors should approach external affairs as opportunities to stimulate and cerate enterprise formation and growth—economic development through entrepreneurship.

    Getting on a Public Company Board
    May 23, 2013 by

    Potential director candidates should reflect on the specific industries, business situations and types of companies where their experience will be relevant.

    Split Decision: Should CEOs Chair Boards?
    May 17, 2013 by

    Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of a combined CEO and chairman role in advance of JPMorgan Chase's shareholder vote May 21.

    All Companies Are Now Social Companies
    May 17, 2013 by

    Technology is finally at the forefront of what business needs to deliver in order to be relevant, writes Bob Zukis in his new book "Social Inc.: Why Business is the Next Social Opportunity Worth Trillions."

    Alternative Pay Definitions: User Beware
    May 15, 2013 by

    The number of alternative compensation definitions is growing as investors scrutinize pay and performance.

    American DNA
    May 15, 2013

    A slew of new books offer valuable looks at issues as diverse as what makes Mayo Clinic great to how the social technology revolution should be embraced.

    King to Succeed Franklin As NACD Chairman
    May 15, 2013

    Franklin hailed for public service and Washington insight; King to advance 2020 initiative.

    A Leader Ahead of His Time: NACD Founder John Nash
    May 15, 2013

    Nash, who coined the boardroom adage “NIFO: nose in, fingers out,” built NACD membership to 3,000.

    Transferring Military Skills to Director Service
    May 15, 2013 by

    Many of the leadership skills and training military officers possess can be repurposed for service in corporate boardrooms.

    CEO Sign-On Practices, Risks
    May 15, 2013 by

    A wide range of potential practices exist for compensating an external CEO hire to incentivize efforts and align interests with shareholders.

    The Art of Cyber War
    May 3, 2013 by

    Boardroom threat level rising: A closer look at how vulnerability in cyber space is redefining national security, enterprise risk, intellectual property, and oversight.

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