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    1. Understanding the Board of Directors After the Financial Crisis

      Understanding the Board of Directors After the Financial Crisis

      Research on the composition and structure of the board of directors is a thriving subject in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The discussion thus far has assumed that finding the right board members is extremely important because they tend to enhance corporate strategy and decision-making. Consider the case of Apple’s board...

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    2. Becoming a Public Company Director – How to Stay the Course

      Becoming a Public Company Director – How to Stay the Course

      Gaining a public company board seat is hard work. It takes patience. You have to really, really want this position. As I speak with board candidates — both first-time and sitting directors — I can hear those that are on the fence within the first few minutes of our conversation. The ones on the fence have a mud-on-the-wall approach — they throw a few things out here and there and hope for the best. They talk on and on about their career but are not able to translate their experience into succinct statements that pinpoint how they can benefit a board and how ...

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      Mentions: Management
    3. Laurel Hill - Proactive Measures to Blunt Shareholder Activism in 2014

      Laurel Hill - Proactive Measures to Blunt Shareholder Activism in 2014

      This interactive webinar will outline steps to take to review and prepare public corporations  for shareholder activism. This interactive webinar, led by Dr. William Catacosinos, founding Senior Partner of Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC, and John O’Grady, Head of Laurel Hill’s Merger and Acquisition Group, will provide participants with guidance and a series of actions that a corporation should take to prepare for the advent of an Activist...

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    4. Tips Female Leaders Can Take Into The Boardroom

      Tips Female Leaders Can Take Into The Boardroom

      If you're a female CEO, you may have experienced firsthand how intimidating it can be to get up in front of a room of male investors or directors and give a presentation. Despite the shrinking gender gap in business leadership, men do still dominate the playing field in many industries, and being a woman in that world isn't without its challenges...

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    5. Crucial Director Recruitment Tips for the Modern, Global Board

      Crucial Director Recruitment Tips for the Modern, Global Board

      Susan F. Shultz founded SSA Executive Search International, Ltd. in 1981, and has conducted senior level searches nationally and internationally, specializing in building and structuring corporate boards. She recently joined with BarkerGilmore LLC in New York to chair its global board practice and is recognized as a leading expert in corporate governance. She founded The Board Institute to improve boards of directors through web-based, easy-to-use, validated tools to evaluate the effectiveness of, and to educate and benchmark boards, their committees and the independent directors...

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    6. Analysis: Investors take aim at ‘male, pale and stale' U.S. boards

      Analysis: Investors take aim at ‘male, pale and stale' U.S. boards

      More retired executives are being offered directorships, mandatory retirement ages are rising, and directors are staying on longer. It is a trend that has some investors, particularly state pension funds, increasingly concerned. Shareholders should "make the case for director refreshment, and vote against the reappointment of directors at stagnant boards," said Anne Simpson, corporate governance ...

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    7. A board’s impact on the Affordable Care Act rollout

      A board’s impact on the Affordable Care Act rollout

      What If President Obama Had a Board To Advise Him on the Affordable Care Act?

      With the Affordable Care Act’s botched Implementation on everyone’s mind, I sat down with Mark Levy to discuss what private companies can learn from the mistakes made. Mark is a former president of a government outsourcing and technology firm, and an advisor to boards and executives.

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      Mentions: Technology CEO
    8. How Women Change the Conversation on Boards

      How Women Change the Conversation on Boards

      The topic of how to get more women on corporate boards is a lively one at every MPW event, especially so in Asia, where just 9% of corporate directors within Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index, for example, are women. But this discussion moved on from "how to shatter the glass ceiling" to "why it's so important that we do"...

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    9. The Governance Committee: A Key Element of a Successful Strategy

      The Governance Committee:  A Key Element of a Successful Strategy

      I am not a fan of having numerous standing board committees for arts organizations. I appreciate the need for a finance committee, a separate audit committee (the same people who approve the budget at the beginning of the year should not be responsible for auditing financial performance at year end), an executive committee (that can operate when the entire board is in recess), etc. But I prefer board members to spend time in the community, building support for the organization, rather than to sit in endless committee meetings...

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    10. Women's Buying Power Impact on Boards of Retail/Consumer Goods Companies

      Women's Buying Power Impact on Boards of Retail/Consumer Goods Companies

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are women consumers who are aggressively wooed by retailers during this holiday shopping season being invited as assiduously to the boards of companies whose success depends on women's purchases? Yes and No. Women account for 18.4% of directors serving on the boards of the world's largest retail and consumer products companies globally ...

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