• Dos and don'ts for a board investigation
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    By George A. Stamboulidis
    LIABILITY AND LITIGATION Dos and don ts for a board investigation Worried about renegade fellow directors in your midst acting without authority and seeking advantage? Proceed cautiously in your zeal to protect the company and yourself BY GEORGE A. STAMBOULIDIS AND JAMIE PFEFFER T HE DUTY OF A DIREC...
  • How to get the best out of a golf outing
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    By Maureen Ryan-Fable
    RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT How to get the best out of a golf outing Take full advantage of the opportunities an event like this offers to develop relationships important to you and your husiness. BY MAUREEN RYAN-FABLE A s THE DAUGHTER of an avid golfer, I grew up putting in plenty of hours on plenty of...
  • Is the grass greener on the golf course?
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    By Lee Iacocca
    RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT 3. Make it easy to register The registration desk is a highly charged vortex of activity, and if lines are long or entry is confusing it makes for frustrated guests and a poor start to the day. Send as much material and information as pos- sible in advance to avoid a search f...
  • Golf and business, according to Arnie
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    I don’t think there’s ever been a golf course built that hasn’t had some business conducted on it, whether it’s a public golf course or a private country club such as Oakmont, Winged Foot, Augusta, or Olympic. Sometimes people ask me what I consider correct business etiquette while playing golf...
  • A frightening collision with investor power
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    LEADERSHIP Book it: Best bets for board reading Leadership insights from a roundup of new books on such subjects as shareholder power, strategic risks, the mop ofMaslow, the new enforcement climate, and getting your 'buzz' on. A frightening collision with investor power From Revolt in the Boardroom ...
  • Internal investigations: Recognize the risks
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    LEADERSHIP Book it: Best bets for board reading Leadership insights from a roundup of new books on such subjects as shareholder power, strategic risks, the mop ofMaslow, the new enforcement climate, and getting your 'buzz' on. A frightening collision with investor power From Revolt in the Boardroom ...
  • Abraham Maslow on Sand Hill Road
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    LEADERSHIP But the risks of internal investigations must be recognized. Both for the company and the investigator, they can be likened to running an obstacle course on a minefield. Some investi- gations have uncovered wrongdoing that was not originally targeted, sent frantic employees into the arms ...
  • Measure for 'assists' as well as points scored.
    LEADERSHIP •CRB.^TING WKALTH 2isT-Cu. i*Rv Measure for ^assists' as well as points scored From Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth from Talent in the 21st-century Organization by Lowell L. Bryan and Claudia I. Joyce. Copyright 2007 by McKinsey & Company Inc. Pub- lished by McGraw-Hill (www.books.m...
  • It only happens to the other guy, right?
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    LEADERSHIP •CRB.^TING WKALTH 2isT-Cu. i*Rv Measure for ^assists' as well as points scored From Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth from Talent in the 21st-century Organization by Lowell L. Bryan and Claudia I. Joyce. Copyright 2007 by McKinsey & Company Inc. Pub- lished by McGraw-Hill (www.books.m...
  • In a wasteland of depletion and alienation
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    LEADERSHIP Each of these categories of strategic risk is a potential killer of business designs. lust as a category four hurricane can up- root a forest or level a neighborhood, when one of these risks strikes, it can ruin a piece of the business design that you've painstakingly built your company a...
  • 'The curtain has fallen'
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    LEADERSHIP Each of these categories of strategic risk is a potential killer of business designs. lust as a category four hurricane can up- root a forest or level a neighborhood, when one of these risks strikes, it can ruin a piece of the business design that you've painstakingly built your company a...
  • The role of the CEO in board selection
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    By John Thompson
    HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES GOVERNANCE LETTER The role of the CEO in board selection Too much, or too little, involvement can he problematic. Here is a best-practices process for CEO input and participation in the search for a new board member. BY JOHN THOMPSON AND JEFF SANDERS H ALF A DECADE after the...
  • Directors Roster
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    DIRECTORS & BOARDS' DIRECTORS ROSTER SPONSORED BY HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES Directors Roster A quarterly record of new director appointments T HE DIRECTORS & BOARDS Directors Roster — a quar- terly record of new director appointments — is compiled from public and private sources by the editor...
  • The Directors Roster.
    By Kelly McCarthy
    DIRECTORS ROSTER Company Index 21st Century Holding Co. Abiomed Inc. AInylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. Atnerican Tower Corp. BearingPoint Itic. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Biogen Idee BioScrip Inc. Blackbaud Inc. Blackboard Inc. CA Inc. CBS Corp. Celanese Corp. Chevron Corp. CNET Networks Inc. Coca-Cola Ente...
  • Up' on directors
    Issue: 2007 Third Quarter
    ENDNOTE *Up' on directors Continued from page 80 idea before the board. Second, be sure to serve cocktails and a heavy lunch before tbe meeting. At least one of the older directors will fall asleep (literally) at the meeting and the consequent embarrassment will make everyone eager to get the whole ...
  • Penned from Phnom Penh
    Issue: 2008 First Quarter
    By Robert H. Rock
    www.directorsandboards.com EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Robert H. Rock President, MLR Holdings Chairman Norman R. Augustine Former Chairniiin and CEO Lockheed Martin Corp. Robert L. Crandall Former Chairman and CEO AMR Corp. Robert L. Dilenschneider Chiiirniiin The Dilenschneider Group Inc. Theodore L. ...
  • Transitions 101
    Issue: 2008 First Quarter
    Boards www.directorsandboiirds.com James Kristie Editor and Associate Publisher Barbara Spector Hoffer Kaback Kelly McCarthy Contributing Editors Jerri Smith-Baldwin Accounting Bill Cooke BILL COOKE + COMPANY Design & Production Published by MLR Holdings LLC Milton L Rock Chairman Robert H. Rock...
  • Alignment strikes out
    Issue: 2008 First Quarter
    By Hoffer Kaback
    QUIDDITIES Alignment strikes out This screwball notion never stood a chance — at least not with Yankees manager Joe Torre. BY HOFFER KABACK I N OCTOBER, the New York Yankees offered manager loe Torre a con- tract for 2008, providing for a base salary of $5 million (vs. $7 million the previous year) ...
  • Two outrageous tales of outsourcing
    Issue: 2008 First Quarter
    By Gary Sutton
    SUTTON'S LAWS Two outrageous tales of outsourcing Hiring outsiders to evaluate executives sets a new high standard for buck-passing. BY GARY SUTTON G LAXOSMITHKLINE finally picked its next CEO, going for Andrew Witty. This pub- licly announced succession contest pitted David Stout and Chris Viehbach...
  • Balancing acts
    Issue: 2008 First Quarter
    By Doug Raymond
    LEGAL BRIEF Balancing acts For directorsy the virtue of independence should be leavened with the strengths of industry knowledge and experience. BY DOUG RAYMOND T HE CURRENT DIALOGUE On directors' roles has largely focused on the value of in- dependence, particularly for public company directors, wh...