Vol. 36 Nbr. 2, January 2012
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- Presidential can-do spirit.
- Profile in courage.
- (K)ISS off? Dawn of disintermediation of the arbiters.
- The sense of CSR that we need back: time to reflect on two CEOs who truly understand corporate social responsibility.
- Be good: the benefit corporation structure provides protection for boards to think and act beyond simply profit maximization.
- Does D&O do justice abroad? It is no small order to have sufficient coverage for your executives in businesses outside the U.S.
- Dashboards or boards: in this age of information, hoards should not have to struggle to satisfy their curiosity and urge to get at the truth.
- Heroism in governance: a special tribute to John Smale.
- Boardroom parity in the U.S. by 2022: for gender diversity, that is. And yes, it can happen--without quotas. Here's how.
- Directors & boards 2012 proxy survey: elimination of red-flag compensation program elements to smooth the say on pay vote and heightened communication with shareholders are two themes infusing this year's survey.
- Beyond the proxy ... and proxy advisors: shareholder engagement strategies for a favorable say on pay vote.
- Put this skill set on the spec sheet: how communication professionals can help corporate boards--as a peer board member.
- Rule 10b5-l plans: put them to work: if properly designed, disclosed, and followed, 10b5-l plans can accomplish virtually any executive's investment goals, without being limited by insider-trading policies. So why aren't more executives using them?
- Ten to-do's for the audit committee: it is a breathtaking set of marching orders for audit chairs and members, but it is what your boards, management, and shareholders need from you.
- If you want to understand China ...
- The advantage that talented people have.
- A business leader's greatest leverage.
- Entrenched myths, contrary findings.
- Does your business need a more careful shave?
- In 'local vs. global,' bet on local.
- Bribery better be on your compliance radar.
- Turmoil and tragedy in the entrepreneurial DNA.
- What you need to know about a board s 'hygiene': important questions to ask about practices designed to preserve the health and well-being of the board--before you accept an invitation to join.
- Chairing today's audit committee: in addition to financial expertise, what should boards be looking for in an audit chair? We have found a number of attributes and abilities that are critical.
- Directors roster: a quarterly record of new director appointments.
- Thumbs up for owner-founder oversight: and a skeptical thumbs down for private equity.