2010 article index: the hot issues and agenda items that Directors & Boards authors tackled last year.

Position:2010 ARTICLE INDEX

Board Composition

An Aristocracy of Merit in the Boardroom--The case for creating a class of professional directors. By Raymond Troubh. Annual Report 2010

My Board: Scott Epskamp--The president of Leapfrog Online on the building of his firms board. Third Quarter 2010

Director Elections Get a Shake Up--New proxy access rules provide an opportunity for directors to reflect on board composition. By columnist Doug Raymond of Drinker Biddle & Reath. Fourth Quarter 2010

Board Diversity

The Best Boards Go Outside Their Narrow Bandwidth--The diversity issue is more subtle than many people appreciate. By Laurie Shahon of Wilton Capital Group. Annual Report 2010

Board Diversity Hits the SEC's Radar Screen--SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar sounds the early warning on new disclosures coming. Annual Report 2010

Gender Balance on Boards: The Norway Experience--Norwegian Minister Audun Lysbakken says, "We wanted more equality and we were not afraid of applying profound political will to make it happen." Which is what Norway did. And Karin Thorburn, a woman director in Norway, asks: What makes the boardroom so sacred when it comes to enforcing diversity goals? Third Quarter 2010

'There Is No Denying the Effectiveness of Quotas'--Why Europe will surpass the U.S. in changing the face of the corporate board. Plus, new research that tracks women directors by country. By Irene Natividad of Corporate Women Directors International. Third Quarter 2010


Dare We Mandate a Gender Quota?--Not here, not now ... or, yes, it is time, right here and now? We asked, and directors, recruiters, and governance experts answered. Third Quarter 2010

Making Change Happen: Calvert at the Forefront--How investment management firm Calvert Group is using its voice as an investor advocate for increased diversity on corporate boards. By Calvert Group CEO Barbara Krumsiek. Third Quarter 2010

Board Dynamics

What Drives Those in the Driver's Seat--Want a higher level of engagement on your board? Here are suggestions for CEOs to more effectively interact with board members and, likewise, for directors to better interact with their CEO. By Liz Dow of Leadership Philadelphia. Second Quarter 2010

You Gotta Scratch Your Head Sometimes--Go figure on some of the moves that boards make. By columnist Gary Sutton. Third Quarter 2010

CASH Is King--For a director, passion may be a positive value for choosing a particular company on whose board to serve but is not preeminent. By columnist Hoffer Kaback. Fourth Quarter 2010

Board Guidelines

A New Global Voice in Governance--A brief on the just-launched Corporate Secretaries International Association and its 20 Practical Steps to Better Corporate Governance. By Phillip Baldwin. Second Quarter 2010

Board Practices

The Great Divide: Separating the Chairman and CEO Roles--A panel of thought leaders assembled at the Weinberg Governance Center at the University of Delaware to tackle the thorny theoretical issues and practical implications involved in splitting the two top leadership positions. First Quarter 2010

What You Want in a Nonexecutive Chair--Here is the full panoply of qualifications needed by a candidate to serve effectively in this role. By Henry D. Wolfe. First Quarter 2010

Memo to the Board--Eight ideas that should be embraced in every boardroom in America. By John J. Brennan, chairman emeritus of Vanguard Group. Annual Report 2010 Copies of articles can be ordered through the "Articles Archive" section of the Directors & Boards website (www.directorsandboards.com) or by contacting Barbara Wenger at 1-800-637-4464 or by email at bwenger@directorsandboards.com.

Leading in the Boardroom--The role of nonexecutive chairman gets this director's stamp of approval. By Directors & Boards Chairman Robert Rock. Third Quarter 2010


Who Speaks for the Board?--Asked another way, should the board have its own 'voice'? A roundup of expert testimony from the governance, investor, and communications communities. Second...

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