• Legal Considerations Before Reopening

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    After nearly three months of an unprecedented nationwide shutdown, many states have begun lifting the emergency orders issued to reduce COVID-19 transmission rates.

  • Virtual Governance Summit 2020

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    Recently, Directors & Boards hosted a series of once-a-day, one-hour webinars addressing the board's role in rebuilding the company and the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, from the editors of Directors & Boards and Private Company Director magazines.

  • How Boards Can Help Navigate Coronachaos

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    Few firms were prepared for the black swan named COVID-19. The ferocity of the attack of this virus surprised even the most vigilant of organizations. But some firms will emerge stronger as the shock waves ebb and the extreme uncertainty from lockdowns, economic slumps and frozen markets abates.

  • Observations From Corporate Directors on the COVID-19 Crisis

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    'In crisis there is opportunity'

  • Director Pay: Leading by Example

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    The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging leadership everywhere.

  • Why is ESG Material?

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    Purpose is at centerstage of complex factors redefining board director oversight.

  • Director Data Q2 2020

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Directors and Boards

    Leadership Independence for SV 150, Majority Voting for S&P 100

  • Top of Mind: Dawn Zier, Director, Hain Celestial Group and Spirit Airlines

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Dawn Zier

    As we emerge from the pandemic, we will find permanent changes and shifts in the way we do business which will force management teams and boards to navigate a new normal. From dislocation and disruption emerge lessons and opportunities.

  • Wargaming Risk: What Military Leaders Bring to the Table

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: April Hall

    When the going gets tough, it’s easy to fall back on language that refers to war. Often people are “on the front line,” or taking on a challenge is a “battle.” Over the years, the United States has waged war on drugs, poverty and, most recently, the coronavirus.

  • The Key Challenges Boards Face Now

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Punita Kumar-Sinha

    The COVID-19 pandemic is just beginning to take off in India [in late March]. Nonetheless, the Indian government has undertaken a preemptive 21-day lockdown to flatten the curve. As a result, companies are already grappling with massive disruptions.

  • Risk Management and the Board

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Brad Oates

    One of the most important skills for a board member is the ability to think strategically about risk management and that thinking requires looking at redundancy, diversity in the supply chain, and both financial and talent capacity within our organizations.

  • A Leadership Q&A With Stan Silverman

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Directors and Boards

    Stan Silverman is vice chairman, Drexel University, the author of Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success, the founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership, and former chair of PQ Corporation. He spoke to Scott Chase about risk and leadership in the time of crisis.

  • COVID-19 and Leadership

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Kathy Hopinkah Hannan

    We certainly don’t get to decide on the crisis we will face, but as leaders

  • Butterflies in New Mexico

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Norman R. Augustine

    With schools, sporting events, and many businesses shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus with “social distancing,” many companies are scaling back or entirely eliminating in-person shareholder events and transitioning to virtual meetings instead.

  • Boards in the Time of Crisis

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Scott Chase

    The unfolding COVID-19 crisis is very much like watching 9/11 happen in slow motion. We know it’s bad, and that it will get worse, but we have no clear indication of when we will reach the apex of the crisis and can begin to recover.

  • What COVID-19 Means for Public Companies

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Laura D. Richman

    COVID-19 has raised a number of issues specific to public companies that file reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • Meeting Safely, Legally

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Beth Braverman

    With schools, sporting events, and many businesses shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus with “social distancing,” many companies are scaling back or entirely eliminating in-person shareholder events and transitioning to virtual meetings instead.

  • Anticipating the Unanticipated

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Doug Raymond

    As we have been painfully reminded by recent events, life can come at you fast, and systemic shocks and unanticipated challenges will stress even the best-organized companies.