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    1. Don’t Be the Next Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Don’t Be the Next  Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Once again scandals are rocking the nonprofit world and making headlines: allegations of improper use of state funds, personal expenses being mixed in with organizational expenses, embezzlement, and an inability to track where funds have been applied. Scandals erode the public’s confidence in nonprofits and the right people, processes and tools can help head off any potential problems. But your organization’s board sets the tone… 

       

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    2. Don’t Chase After Rock Stars

      Don’t Chase After Rock Stars

      Today’s public companies aren’t perfect, but in terms of board recruitment they do provide a worthwhile template for startups seeking to assemble a first class board of directors. The reason for this is that prior bad actors – think Enron, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard – and subsequent remedial actions – Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act – have placed public company boards under tremendous shareholder and regulatory scrutiny to ensure the right individuals are in the boardroom.

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    3. Harness the Power

      Harness the Power

      A daughter who had minimal business experience bought her family-owned manufacturing company from her sibling. She sought my advice. Oh, where to begin…My experience on advisory boards, founder of a number of peer groups and a CEO coach shows me how powerful and supportive these resources can be to the individual running the company and the success of the company overall.

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    4. Executive pay: problems that could spark a second shareholder spring

      Executive pay: problems that could spark a second shareholder spring

      With the annual meeting season about to start, we look at the ongoing causes for investor anger, and new flashpoints for 2013 Hundreds of small investors will troop into the ExCel centre in east London on Thursday for an annual spectacle. The 14 members of the board of BP will present themselves to an audience of shareholders large and small. This will mark the start of the annual general ...

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    5. Shareholders get another chance

      Shareholders get another chance

      It's "proxy season" again for most public companies — called that because most shareholders submit their votes via proxy rather than attend the companies' annual meetings in person. This year's season represents a critical juncture in public company corporate governance because of the 2012 season, which earned the moniker "Shareholder Spring" in some circles. The reference was to the dramatic "Arab Spring"across the Middle East, which was marked by wide-scale protests seeking reform within autocratic governments.

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    6. This Board is on Fire!

      This Board is on Fire!

      As Brad and I are putting finishing touches to the book “Startup Boards”, a friend alerted me to something you don’t see often. A “job posting” for a “Board Member” on LinkedIn !

      What more, over a hundred people had applied. “Its on fire” as Linkedin points out. Would a startup board member be recruited via an advertisement? Unlikely. Startup boards are driven by (a) relationships  of lead investor (b) skills and experience of the board member. Many times a VC will say “We should have this person on the board because….”

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    7. How can I have board-level conversations on LinkedIn? - Ask Board Guru™ By: Tracy Houston

      How can I have board-level conversations on LinkedIn? - Ask Board Guru™ By: Tracy Houston

      A number of you have asked about the role of LinkedIn in board networking and how to create executive-level self-promotion.  Social media has become the fastest adopted form of media in human history.  While we are still in the early stages of this phenomenon, I do think that dedicated time networking on LinkedIn is well spent. Once I reached the level of posting strategic content based on my expertise in LinkedIn groups (once a week with content from my Board Guru™ eBooks), I had my first client within 90 days in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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    8. A Expiration Date on Good Corporate Governance By: Mark Rogers

      A Expiration Date on Good Corporate Governance By: Mark Rogers

      In the opinion of Bank of America, after January 1, 2015, their shareholders and customers are no longer entitled to appropriate standards of good governance.  As part of BofA’s recently announced settlement with its shareholders over the disastrous merger with Merrill Lynch, BofA adopted certain corporate governance best practices. But, there is a catch, BofA only committed to maintaining these reforms through January 1, 2015.   

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank
    9. Upsetting the Boardroom Culture By: Mark Rogers

      Upsetting the Boardroom Culture By: Mark Rogers

      All boards have a unique dynamic. There is no right or wrong boardroom dynamic - provided that the board is acting at all times in the best interests of their stakeholders, consistent with their fiduciary responsibilities. Nevertheless, for some boards, culture is playing a role in the recruitment process. Boards are now considering the impact that a prospective candidate will have on a specific board's culture before recruiting them for a board seat. 

       

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    10. The Answer to the Boardroom Diversity Problem By: Mark Rogers

      The Answer to the Boardroom Diversity Problem By: Mark Rogers

       According to a recent report from the Women’s Leadership Foundation, women now control more than 80 percent of all household purchases and 27 percent of the world’s wealth (about $20.2 trillion).  Furthermore, the Federal Reserve Board reports that women in the United States control 60 percent of spending and investments worldwide, making them the largest economic force in the world.  So why is it that women make up such a small number of corporate directors?

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    11. Can You Re-Boot Corporate Governance with Technology? By: Mark Rogers

      Can You Re-Boot Corporate Governance with Technology? By: Mark Rogers

      Virtually every aspect of corporate America has been affected by the adoption of new technology. Social networks and collaboration technologies are revolutionizing and changing the way companies are run, products are made, information is shared and the way employees are recruited. There is one aspect of non-profit, private and public companies, however, that has made little-to-no progress when it comes to innovation – and that’s the way corporate boards are recruited and managed.

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    12. CEO Succession- Is Your Board Doing Its Job? By: Ralph Ward

      CEO Succession- Is Your Board Doing Its Job?  By: Ralph Ward

      In late October, the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal offered a think piece from a corporate governance leader I much respect, Charles Elson, who heads the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.  In the essay, Elson examines why it’s usually smarter and more effective (plus cheaper) for companies to seek CEO successors from within the company. While it’s conventional wisdom that companies are better off growing their own CEOs, the Elson article lists the actual benefits of picking an internal successor. 

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