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Did the CEO Actually Get Fired? There’s a Decoder for That

Companies that undertake major leadership changes tend to engage in one of the more cryptic rituals of expression known to humankind. They issue a CEO-departure press release. In often clichéd and convoluted language, they say executives decided to leave to …

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Women Dominate This Season’s Game Of Thrones But Not So Much In The Board Room

Season seven of Game of Thrones marks the year of the all -powerful woman! Men take a back seat as Cersei, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms and Daenerys, Mother of Dragons, battle it out to determine who will control Westeros, …

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3 Compelling Quotes that Sum Up this Week’s Board Governance News

There’s been some interesting chatter this week in board governance. As the proxy season comes to a close, voting data has revealed some interesting trends in shareholder proposals. In addition, we’re seeing a media focus on age diversity in the …

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3 Aspects of M&A Integration That Are All-Too-Often Overlooked

More often than not, mergers and acquisitions fail to deliver on their intended value—a testament to the complexity of M&A activity. However, despite the risks, mergers and acquisitions can also present a host of opportunities for pivoting strategies, growing customer …

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4 Mistakes Boards Are Making When Overseeing Cyber Risk

Last week, we launched Next Gen Board Leaders, a joint initiative with Spencer Stuart and Nasdaq designed to highlight the value that a younger generation can bring to emerging areas of board oversight. One such emerging area is cyber risk, which has been elevated in the …

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Annual meetings: Prep for disruption

Protesters can cause havoc at an AGM, and corporate secretaries are on the front line in making sure boards cope and corporate reputations remain intact As the polarized political environment seeps into the investment world, former corporate secretaries and governance …

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Why Men Still Dominate Corporate Boardrooms

The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for, “How do you deal with favoritism at the office?” is written by Coco Brown, founder …

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How to Engage Investors for Long-Term Value Creation (PDF)

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A Customer-Focused Approach Can Curb Short-Termism (PDF)

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Debunking The Argument There Aren’t Enough Women for Boards

The argument, “we just can’t find ‘qualified women’ to serve on our board,” is nothing new, but honestly I am surprised how much I continue to hear it. It is trite, so last century and, most importantly, not true. What …

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