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      The Importance of Character in Executive Leadership

      The New York Times columnist David Brooks makes a distinction between “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” While your resume virtues focus on your professional competencies, your eulogy virtues focus on your personal character — the things you want to be remembered for.  Unfortunately, executive leaders and board members are often valued for their resume virtues

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      Do Corporate Boards Have to Report on the Use of AI?

      Corporate boards have a duty to inform their stakeholders, especially when that board is part of a publicly traded company. They provide information about the company’s financial performance, governance structure, risk management policies, and key operational decisions. But to what extent should shareholders expect boards to report on the company’s use of artificial intelligence? How

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      Preparing Your Board for Geopolitical Uncertainty

      Like ripples in a pond, worldwide events have an impact on businesses across every national border. Corporate boards must have both the composition and competency to navigate geopolitical uncertainties.  This is all the more true today as the world faces ongoing conflict in the Middle East, the Ukraine-Russo War, and escalating tensions between the U.S.

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      ESG Risks and Rewards: How Corporate Boards Can Lead Through Change

      How confident are you in your company’s ability to navigate ESG criteria? If you hesitate to answer, you’re not alone. Data released by Boston Consulting Group and the INSEAD Corporate Governance Center revealed that nearly three-quarters (70%) of directors are merely “moderately or not at all” effective at integrating ESG criteria into their organization. That’s

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      How Much Power Do Shareholders Have Over Executive Pay?

      Just how much influence do shareholders have over the compensation of executive leadership? Quite a bit, it seems, at least from the recent example of the London-based consumer corporation Unilever. In 2023, Unilever sought a new compensation plan for its board of directors, one that would grant a 20% salary increase for CEO Hein Schumacher.

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      Bridging the Gap on Executive Pay

      Executive pay plans are coming under greater scrutiny from investors. From 2022 onward, shareholders have actively pushed back against pay increases for C-level executives, revealing a disconnect between investors and corporate leadership. What might that mean for your board moving forward? Investors Pushing Back Against Executive Pay As part of the shareholder advocacy group As

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      Today’s CEOs Are Multifaceted Leaders

      In the past, the role of a CEO was to lead a company. That’s still true today, but in an interconnected world, a chief executive’s sphere of influence is wider than ever. As Harvard Business Review claims, “Today’s CEOs don’t just lead companies. They lead ecosystems.” The challenges facing today’s CEOs are arguably more varied than those

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      How to Find Success as a CEO in the Age of Accountability

      Nowadays, it’s impossible for CEOs to get away with doing as they please. The next generation of investors and shareholders greatly value authenticity and sustainability, an assertion that is backed by the fact that environmental, social, and governance fund assets reached $2.5 trillion at the end of 2022. ESG standards are gaining greater popularity with

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      Defining the 3 New Rules of Corporate Governance

      Though the idea of analyzing corporate governance is relatively new, the concept of corporate governance itself has been around for more than 50 years. In that time frame, many business analysts and experts have noticed the lack of agreement about what successful corporate governance looks like. Consequently, many corporations have experienced avoidable disasters resulting in

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      Raising Up NEDs: Finding Alternative Paths to the Boardroom

      Many boards of directors throughout the United States are facing a peculiar problem. While there’s no shortage of executives looking for board roles — particularly non-executive directorships (NEDs) — few are getting those roles. At the same time, boards are on the hunt for NEDs but can’t seem to find candidates with relevant experience. Boardrooms

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