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Elizabeth Mullen

Elizabeth Mullen is a former assistant editor with NACD Directorship.


Entries by Elizabeth Mullen

Activism Should Be Seen as a Catalyst, Not Operational Weakness

September 20, 2013

Directors must take care to balance their business acumen against shareholders’ opinions, new governance developments, proxy advisory firms’ recommendations, and management’s strategy.

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In Audit Circles, Information Quality, Risk Culture Are Top of Mind

May 15, 2013

Lessons from the ‘London whale,’ how not to fall in love with a deal, and knowing when to exit among advice shared.

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Board Pay Normalizes as Economy Recovers

March 14, 2013

Director compensation shifts from “pay for participation” to “pay for membership.”

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Aversion Is Not a Form of Risk Mitigation

March 14, 2013

A team of individuals capable of monitoring, managing, and mitigating risks will be able to effectively manage both risk advantages and challenges.

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When Trust Trumps Conflict

January 24, 2013

Mitigating and circumventing risk in M&A situations is front of mind with many directors.

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How Technology Is Changing the Boardroom

September 26, 2012

Highlights from the 2012 NACD Spring Forum.

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Social Media Ready

September 26, 2012

Books to help directors form their social media strategy.

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How to Maximize Returns And Manage Risks Overseas

July 20, 2012

Doing business in emerging markets requires careful planning and caution.

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Military Leaders Transition to Boards

May 24, 2012

Learning how to utilize leadership and strategy skills within the boardroom.

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Main Street's Mood Warms for Directors, Cools for CEOs

March 22, 2012

The annual What Society Thinks Survey reveals a divergence of opinion about boards and business.

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To Keep Pace With Social Media, Seek Allies

March 22, 2012

Good relationships—both online and in person—can make a difference when a crisis looms.

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Overcoming Adversity

January 26, 2012

Edward D. Breen tells of Tyco, Jon F. Hanson recounts HealthSouth turnaround at D100 Forum.

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How Culture Affects Corporate Performance

November 11, 2011

James Heskett's new book The Culture Cycle emphasizes the importance of a company's culture in its success or failure.

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Understanding the Evolution of Great Leaders

September 19, 2011

This year's newest leadership advice books emphasize continuous learning and effective listening.

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The Making of a Great Lead Director

April 15, 2011

The rise in the role of lead director provides more reliable criteria for selection. At a recent Roundtable, board members agreed that the responsibilities of this increasingly popular role may range from facilitating meetings of independent directors to leading the company in times of duress.

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More Practical Advice From Two Masters of Simplicity

April 15, 2011

The Talent Masters provides a glimpse into General Electric's talent management techniques.

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As REITs Near Half-Century Mark Their Governance Structure Evolves

February 16, 2011

REIT directors gathered to compare notes on the best way to govern the relatively new company structure.

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Oversight in the Age of Catastrophic Risk

February 16, 2011

Regardless of whether risk is managed by the full board or a single committee, all boards must manage risk oversight carefully.

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Caveat Director: Big Risks for Not Serving Shareholders

December 17, 2010

The boards of Merrill Lynch and Bank of America are spotlighted in new books from Greg Farrell, Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera.

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