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The Why and When of Refreshing Your Board

Not all directors are satisfied with the performances of their colleagues. More than one-third of…

Refreshing a board, part 2: Skills and leadership to look for

“Board composition lies at the heart of board effectiveness,” reports global executive search firm…

The Evolution of the Corporate Secretary

As the breadth of responsibilities assumed by boards of directors increased over the years, so…

Could Your Firm’s Big Cyberthreat be the Board?

Where is your company’s next major loss hiding? Is it an erroneous market forecast, a…

3 Steps to Staffing Your Private Company’s First Board of Directors

One of the toughest challenges private company management teams face is building their first board.

Why You Should Use a Board Portal Before Going Public

With fees and expenses often reaching six or seven figures, taking a company public is…

Salesforce Board Material Leak Underscores Why You Need to Stop Using Email

Unfortunately, Salesforce.com, Inc. is the latest victim of an explosive, market-moving information breach. Last night…

Five Governance Best Practices for Companies That Want to Go Public

For a private company that wants to go public, putting best governance practices into action…

How to Create Board Meeting Notices

It may seem like creating board meeting notices is just another one of those mundane…

Cyberthreats and Securing the Board

Board members and top company executives are responsible for ensuring the value of their brand—…