Vol. 29 Nbr. 2, January 2005
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- Executive sessions and CEO anxiety.
- The next step.
- Stranger than fiction: governance doings that approach the fantastical.
- Good directors ignore the stock price: it's too distracting, and it's not what really matters anyway.
- Learning a thing or two from Rodney Dangerfield: why you should get a second opinion on your D & O insurance policy.
- Has a dangerous shoe just dropped? What the 'Emerging Communications' case may mean for board members with specialized knowledge.
- The new big thing for the era ahead: think 'collaboration'--universally underutilized, but with enormous potential to drive competitive advantage.
- The Board Member's Playbook.
- Pay without Performance.
- The board's broader role in strategy: with more risks out there than ever imagined, and risks that have bigger impact than they had in the past, greater board involvement in strategy may be the best hope for staving off a disaster.
- The 'very public' public company director: in this new era of transparency and accountability, a board will benefit by adding image management of the board itself to its sphere of concerns and capabilities.
- Announcing a new board member: companies should treat the appointment of a new director as an opportunity to convey a strategic message to the market.
- A Director's Guide to Corporate Aviation: by evaluating the multiple program offerings, boards can easily justify the use of business aircraft, both strategically and to shareholders.
- A personal action plan for the chief executive: it's a good bet that CEO evaluations will prove to be a passing fad if directors don't use them properly. A better way is possible.
- In readiness for an internal investigation: boards should be prepared to undertake complex and wide-ranging internal investigations. Develop a plan now to deal with the inevitable.
- A changing landscape for CIC protections: change-in-control compensation elements considered appropriate a few years ago may now generate criticism. Make sure your CIC arrangements operate the way you intend.
- Director pay: the 'why' behind the 'what'; Establishing principles to address specific pay program amounts and components will help the board to ensure that decisions regarding director pay are made thoughtfully, holistically, and accurately.
- Research to do before joining a board: while no amount of due diligence can avoid every problem, the more you do, the better you are likely to feel about your ultimate decision.
- The must-have record: board meeting minutes; It is more imperative than ever that what happens behind the closed doors of board meetings be preserved to answer any claim of irregularity.
- Directors: protect your personal assets; The more personal assets you have, the greater your financial risk. What you can do to protect against creditors.
- SSBI: key trends drive board composition; The latest Spencer Stuart Board Index reveals some dramatic changes in board composition in the wake of regulatory reform and the adoption of new best practices in governance.
- Directors Roster: a quarterly record of new director appointments sponsored by Spencer Stuart.
- Company index.
- Directors index.
- Call me a SOX skeptic: when it comes to regulating corporate governance, the 'magic of the marketplace' will work just fine, thank you.