Fourth Quarter 2013
How to have a great board meeting
By Dennis Cagan
The tone, content, and conduct of this meeting are critical to the level of governance and ultimate value of having a board.
• Robert’s Rules of Order: Bringing order to meetings
• David Porteous on running a compelling board retreat
• Kent Thiry on getting every director engaged —
not just the most talkative ones
Common pitfalls that sabotage a board meeting
By Glenn C. Davis
Truly effective meetings are still the exception, not the norm.
The real work and worth of board committees
By Gregory T. Carrott
Much maligned, committees can be highly effective means of organizing work. The issue for most boards is not whether to have committees but how to make them most effective.
How should directors evaluate
By Tom Coyne
There are some simple techniques that can be used to produce a much higher quality analysis and board discussion.
The Directors & Boards Survey: Top Corporate Governance Law Firms
A major theme: The desire for ‘more certainty’ when rendering advice.
The 2013 acceleration of operational activism
By John Madden
There looks to be no letup in the pressure on boards to regularly review company strategy and direction.
Book It: Best bets for board reading
Insights on reputation, character, career risk, leadership transitions, achieving exceptional performance … and consumers vs. engineers.
Directors to Watch 2013
Edited by Scott Chase
A board has a responsibility to add value. With members like these, boardrooms and enterprises are indeed being enriched.
An ideal first step
By Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire
Drawing from the tales of how women first get on boards, if your goal is to be a public company director, start by ‘going private.’
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