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    1. Utilizing Your Board Of Directors At Each Career Stage

      Utilizing Your Board Of Directors At Each Career Stage

      A common exercise I use with coaching clients and in leadership courses is "Building Your Board of Directors" or "Creating Your Leadership Collective." It's a fantastic tool used to design a support network of sponsors, mentors, coaches and others whom you need when making challenging decisions and growing in your career. The great thing about this tool is that it can evolve with you as your career progresses and your needs change...

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    2. Three Drivers of Global Corporate Governance You Can't Ignore

      Three Drivers of Global Corporate Governance You Can't Ignore

      Corporate governance is now widely established as a measure of how well companies are run. It’s a bellwether for investors in determining the quality of a company’s management and the effectiveness of its board. As a result, governments competing to attract capital for economic development have intensified their focus on ...

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    3. Stumpf Resigns From Two Boards, Congressmen Make Big Director Bucks -- Is It Time To Reform Corporate Governance?

      Stumpf Resigns From Two Boards, Congressmen Make Big Director Bucks -- Is It Time To Reform Corporate Governance?

      Directors are responsible to insure management makes the right decisions for the long-term best interests of shareholders. And legislators’ have passed multiple laws, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, to allow the regulators, primarily at the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), to put real teeth (and enforcement) into directors’ responsibilities ...

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    4. If I Create a Board of Directors, Am I Still In Charge?

      If I Create a Board of Directors, Am I Still In Charge?

      CEOs often ask us “Will I still be in control if I create a Board of Directors?” “Will they force decisions in the business in ways I don’t like or want?” Owners are hesitant to give the board authority and concerned their authority will be reduced in the new governance structure.  The truth is there are many forms of control ...

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    5. Private Companies Have A Problem With Corporate Governance: Lessons From Philip Green and BHS

      Private Companies Have A Problem With Corporate Governance: Lessons From Philip Green and BHS

      The problem for the politicians is that his actions, although morally questionable, were entirely legal.

      Green was accused of a “systematic plunder” of the ailing company. He bought BHS for £200 million ($263 million) and sold it for a single pound 14 years later. However, during that time, Green was catapulted into the echelons of the country’s super-rich. Many were critical of his lifestyle of cavorting around the globe with supermodels in superyachts whilst his companies sunk under.....

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    6. Why Companies Need To Build More Diverse Boards

      Why Companies Need To Build More Diverse Boards

      A great company usually has a great board behind it, both supporting the CEO and helping move the company forward. Well-functioning boards set strategy, monitor risks, deal with succession planning and provide guidance when it comes to recruiting talent. So what makes a board highly effective? The answer to that question has changed dramatically in the last decade–in response to the global financial crisis and myriad corporate sandals...

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    7. These Two Scenarios Can Significantly Increase Shutterfly's Valuation

      These Two Scenarios Can Significantly Increase Shutterfly's Valuation

      Leading internet-based image publisher Shutterfly’s share price has been stagnant for a while now. Shutterfly recently inducted two members from Marathon Partners (an activist investor firm holding a 5% stake in the company) onto its board. This can lead to some shareholder-friendly changes at Shutterfly. These reforms, coupled with Shutterfly’s current financial conditions and management statements, indicate that the company might be on the lookout for an acquisition target...

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    8. Mistakes To Avoid With A Startup Board Of Directors

      Mistakes To Avoid With A Startup Board Of Directors

      Most entrepreneurs avoid setting up a board of directors for their new business unless or until they sign up an investor who demands a seat on the board. That implies that a board of directors has no value to the founder, and is just another burden that to be assumed for the privilege of attracting outside investors or going public. In my view, nothing could be further from the truth...

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    9. DuPont CEO's Tip: Be Wary Of The Jet-Lagged Director

      DuPont CEO's Tip: Be Wary Of The Jet-Lagged Director

      Lots of big U.S. companies are trying to infuse their boards with Asian and European leaders who can provide what’s known as “passport diversity.” That’s a fine idea in principle, says DuPont chair and chief executive Ellen Kullman. But in a public address Monday at Stanford University Law School, she warned against hasty boardroom globalization and the perils of the jet-lagged director. DuPont, based in Wilmington, Del., historically has achieved nearly half its sales outside North America.

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    10. Anthem Makes Its Interest In Cigna Official With $54B Offer

      Anthem Makes Its Interest In Cigna Official With $54B Offer

      Anthem (ANTM) this afternoon went public with its takeover bid for Cigna Corp. (CI) offering the global health insurer $184 per share in cash and stock, according to a statement from the acquirer. Anthem said the combined company would have $115 billion in annual revenues and cover 53 million people with commercial insurance as well as government business including Medicare, Medicaid and individual plans offered on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act...

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    11. 'Financial Crisis Was Not Caused By Lack Of Rules': A Call To Rethink U.K's Corporate Governance

      'Financial Crisis Was Not Caused By Lack Of Rules': A Call To Rethink U.K's Corporate Governance

      It is wrong to rely on regulators, whose focus is inevitably on compliance, to improve governance at the U.K’s biggest companies. That warning comes from Ken Olisa, Chairman of the advisory panel for a report launched this morning in London by the Institute of Directors (IOD)...

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    12. How Wall Street Enabled A Controversial Power Grab At A Wannabe Berkshire Hathaway

      How Wall Street Enabled A Controversial Power Grab At A Wannabe Berkshire Hathaway

      When Sardar Biglari, CEO of Biglari Holdings, won a hotly contested shareholder proxy in April, investors feared his next move would be to cement control over the company. They were right, and a review of Biglari’s actions in recent months shows he did so with the help of leading Wall Street investment banks...

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