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Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on the Effective Lead Director

The importance of the lead director role is obvious from its namea director who leads fellow board members who, in turn, comprise the corporations highest decision-making authority. Just as a chief executive leads a corporation, the lead director leads the work of the independent directors. This rep...

Research | October 1, 2011

Raising the Bar on Director Performance New NACD Program Outlines 5 Keys to Success

The bar for director performance has been raised. A volatile economic environment, increased regulatory scrutiny, impending cybersecurity threats, and shareholder activism have all shifted the expectations for what should happen in the boardroom. Responding to those growing expectations for director...

Blogs | July 27, 2015

The Legacy of the Disney Decision: Significant Recent Delaware Cases Relating to Director Liability

In brief: Delaware judges have tackled a variety of issues impacting director liability in the last decade. This document, which originally appeared in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Director Liability: Myths, Realities, and Prevention, summarizes landmark decisions in the areas of...

Samples and Templates, Research | December 1, 2013

Report Finds Modest Increases in Director Pay, Notes Implications of Tax Law

The 20172018 Director Compensation Report finds small pay increases and notable changes in the operating environment that could have a trickle-down effect on director pay in the near future.

Articles | May 31, 2018

Sample Template for the Self-Evaluation, Peer Evaluation of a Lead Independent Director

In brief: Produced with the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness, this template is intended to help with the self-evaluation, and peer evaluation of a lead independent director. In order to comply with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) gove...

Samples and Templates, Research | August 4, 2017

Tools for Being an Effective Director: How I Manage All Aspects of a Full Life

The tools and techniques the author uncovered have become tremendous assets for improving her performance as a director.

Articles | July 16, 2018

Johnson & Johnsons General Criteria for Board Nomination: Examples of Director Criteria With Regards to Diversity

In brief: Johnson & Johnsons Principles of Corporate Governance includes general criteria director candidates must satisfy in order to be nominated to the board. The criteria, outlined in this document, consider director diversity in terms of industry experience, professional background, gender, eth...

Samples and Templates, Research | January 1, 2012

Director of the Year event to shine light on women's board leadership

An article by Jena McGregor of the Washington Post caught my eye this past summer when it revealed that the strides women were making to be on corporate boards seem to be waning. The number of women on corporate boards dropped last year, despite an earlier trend that showed that number on the rise.

News | October 17, 2017

Protiviti CEO Joseph Tarantino and Managing Director Jim DeLoach Named to the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 List

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of global consulting firm Protiviti, and Protiviti Managing Director Jim DeLoach have both been named to the 2017 National Association of Corporate Director's (NACD) Directorship 100 list.

News | August 21, 2017