Why Your Young Company Board Needs Independent Directors

I’ve been a writer, editor, speaker, and observer on global corporate governance for 30 years now. I have seen many changes in attitude and expectations on boards and governance over the decades, but also a few constants, beliefs that sustain our views of good governance no matter what.

The Top 5 Mistakes Board Candidates Make

 

Avoiding These Pitfalls Can Greatly Increase Your Chances of Appointment

 

Host the perfect video board meeting

COVID-19 may have propelled us into a video-first world, but the truth is, we were already...

Back to the boardroom? A post-Covid plan

Slowly, unevenly, but definitely, the year of COVID trauma is starting to thaw.

The global drive...

Performing a Board Architecture Assessment

The Foundational Structure of the Board Matters More Than You May Think

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Board Minutes: Why They Matter

Let’s dispel a myth about board minutes straight out of the gate - they are not notes. Board...

What the Corporate Board and Climate Change Have in Common

By now, we all understand that climate change is a business issue. The way the companies think...

One-fifth of FTSE 100 still have all-white boardrooms

Diverse leadership leads to diverse thought; though this is widely acknowledged, according to ...

The role of vulnerability in the boardroom

As we’ve discussed previously, boards are typically made up of “experienced professionals”, that...

The top 3 hallmarks of high-performance boards

Corporate boards are not all created equal. Some are run well — they have members who are...