NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors
Directorship Magazine November/December 2016 Issue

Table of Contents

November/December 2016


Setting the Gold Standard


Surveying the Regulatory Landscape

As the pace of mounting regulations grows in speed, so do the concerns of directors who must navigate their implications.
by Jesse Rhodes

2016 Global Board Leaders' Summit

Short Takes on Big Ideas

Highlights from the world's largest gathering of directors.
by Katie Grills


CEO’s Letter

One Hundred Reasons to Celebrate

NACD CEO Kenneth Daly shares why he's an optimist in light of great uncertainty.
by Kenneth Daly

Editor’s Note

Role Models

NACD Directorship Editor in Chief Judy Warner on why NACD wants to introduce you to business' best and brightest governance leaders.
by Judy Warner

Delaware Watch

Court Says Directors Can Be Barred From Corporate Documents

Consider this ruling by the Delaware Court of Chancery before acting when a stockholder or director demands to see corporate records.
by Francis G.X. Pileggi


Survey Indicates Innovation Is a Topmost Concern For Directors

Technology has upended the way companies do business, forcing innovation in order to stay relevant.
by Lynne Doughtie

The Power of Difference

The Power of Difference

Directors are positioned to ensure that the organizations they serve promote diversity and inclusion.
by NACD Editors

Director Development

Create Your Own Serendipity When Networking

Are you sparking meaningful, engaged relationships with people in your network? Doing so is the key to building your own serendipity.
by Rochelle Campbell

Entrepreneurial Governance

How Media Disaffection Hurts Small-Cap Companies

Adam J. Epstein frames a plea to the U.S. business media to treat small-cap companies for what they are.
by Adam J. Epstein

Private Company Insights

Building the "Right" Board

Private companies face a unique set of challenges when building a board that is best suited to its work.
by Salvatore Melilli

Small Talk

Incubating Innovators, Pet Perks, More

A few conversation starters to leave you with a smile. THIS MONTH: an intergalactic long-term investment, incubating innovators, and more.
by Jesse Rhodes


Executive Compensation

Executive Pay Incentives: Be Careful What You Ask and Pay For

Compensation committees should carefully consider the implications of the incentives that they set for their executives.
by Dayna Harris


The Audit Committee’s Role in Implementing FASB’s New Major Accounting Standards

Review what your audit committee needs to keep top-of-mind in the coming years when implementing the FASB's new standards.
by Matthew Schell and Staci Shannon

Risk Management

Crisis Readiness and Response Starts With Prevention

While management has primary responsibility for crisis readiness and prevention, the board plays a crucial role in understanding and overseeing the company’s efforts.
by Jose R. Rodriguez

Board Evaluations

Maximizing Effectiveness Through Evaluations

As shareholder expectations of boards increase and the market continues its trend of volatility, the need for continued governance improvements looms large.
by Blake Stephenson

Litigation and Liability

Three Evolving Liability Issues Every Director Needs to Know

Consider these emerging risks to individual directors and officers.
by R. Damian Brew and Sarah Downey

Regulatory Issues

Will Dodd–Frank and the CEO Pay Ratio Be Repealed?

A look at what the U.S. presidential election portends for the future of financial reform.
by Bob Romanchek and Tony Meyer