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In a changing political and business landscape, a board of directors has never been as important as it is now. In order for the board of directors to be effective, there are certain boardroom best practices that should be followed - from proper orientation for a new member of the board to social dynamics among board members to shareholder engagement with the board.

Directors, corporate secretaries and general counsels are tasked with making board meetings as productive as possible - both through the use of technology in the boardroom, stronger agenda building and the creation of more follow-up items for committees and beyond.

What Is a Board of Directors and How Does It Vary by Industry?

In recent years, investors have been exerting pressure on their boards to bring in new…

What Are Board of Director Voting Procedures?

Board of director voting procedures are the way that board directors make decisions. Because corporations…

Board Agenda Best Practices

Setting a board agenda has become so routine, few corporate secretaries think…

What Is a Board of Trustees?

A board of trustees is similar to a board of directors; in…

How Should Board of Directors’ Compensation Be Handled?

Boards are taking new approaches to succession planning because of legislative and regulatory changes. It’s…

How Can the Board of Directors Run an Effective Meeting?

Effective board meetings are those that leave board directors walking out the door thinking, “We…

The Best Practices for Board Meetings

Best practices for board meetings take on more of a one-size-fits-most than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Why Do Boards Fill Out D&O Questionnaires?

Sections 13 and 15 of the Exchange Act of 1934 describe the…

Canadian Corporate Boards: Bridging the Gender Gap

The Canadian government and regulatory authorities have been increasingly aware of the importance of gender…

What Is D&O Insurance for a Private Company?

Directors and officers are the overseers of their companies. The protectors need protection for themselves…