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September 17, 2019
Building BoardManagement Dynamics to Withstand a Crisis: Addressing the Fault Lines
In brief:A corporate crisishas become a modern-day rite of passage for the board directors and senior executives of many companies. Everyone knows by now that crises are an ever-present threat that can strike any organization, no matter how apparently well run. Less discussed are the significant per...
September 17, 2019
ESG: Building Shareholder-Focused Incentive Plans for a New Generation of Investors
Financial metrics have been the bread and butter of our pay-for-performance culture for more than 20 years. However, a new era is dawning and performance is no longer defined solely by the companys bottom line. Investors and the public at large are increasingly pressuring organizations to expand per...
September 16, 2019
Activist Challenges AT&T Over M&A Strategy (September 14, 2019)
Board LensActivist Challenges AT&T Over M&A Strategy (September 14, 2019)AT&T shareholder Elliott Management Corp. has unleashed an activist campaign challenging the telecommunications companys recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy to become a multimedia conglomerate....
September 14, 2019
How To Develop Board-Worthy Skills
Weve been discussing board service in the space for the past few weeks and it seems to be a very timely subject with a lot of interest. In our last article we talked about figuring out where you might best fit into a corporate board, given your skills, interest and experience.
September 13, 2019
Walmart Takes a Stand, Limits Gun Ammo Sales (September 7, 2019)
Board Lens Walmart Takes a Stand, Limits Gun Ammo Sales (September 7, 2019)Walmart re-entered the gun-control debate this week, announcing plans to discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition—once current inventory is sold—according to a letter issued by CEO Doug Mc...
September 7, 2019
A surprising number of companies don't have a CEO succession plan. Here's why
Whether they quit, retire, get fired or die, all CEOs eventually leave. The billion-dollar question is: Who should replace them?The boards of 20% of public companies and 32% of private ones can't answer that question. That's because they haven't discussed long-term succession planning in the past 12...
September 6, 2019