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Kullman: Tactics for Winning a Proxy Fight

Former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman spoke with National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) President and CEO Peter R. Gleason at the 2017 Global Board Leaders Summit. Kullman”known for leading the DuPont management to victory in the 2015 proxy battle against Trian Fund Managements Nelson Pe...

Blogs | October 19, 2017

Setting the Right Tone: The Lead Independent Directors Role

Tone at the top, a phrase thats bandied about a lot these days, tends to surface any time a scandal arises. When something goes bump in the night, the tone of the top tier of management”i.e., the CEO and his or her chief lieutenants”suddenly comes under scrutiny. As a long-time corporate...

Blogs | October 17, 2017

NACD Remembers Roger W. Raber

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) mourns the loss of our past president Dr. Roger W. Raber, who died peacefully at home on the evening of October 10, 2017, after a long and valiant struggle against an illness. No mere summary can express the value he brought NACD, the nation, an...

Blogs | October 12, 2017

The Boards Role in Addressing Geopolitical and Regulatory Shifts

Assumptions about the geopolitical and regulatory environments are critical inputs into strategy-setting. If one or more assumptions prove invalid, the strategy and business model may require adjustment, and whether the organization is proactive or reactive is often a function of the effectiveness o...

Blogs | October 12, 2017

Corporate Culture, Public Trust, and the Boardroom Agenda

In the final mainstage panel discussion of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) 2017 Global Board Leaders Summit, Richard Edelman, the CEO of communications marketing firm Edelman, spoke with Nicholas Donofrio and Helene Gayle about how corporate culture drives long-term value. He ...

Blogs | October 11, 2017

Culture and the Rewards System

Take a look at the business section of any publication today and its clear: discussions of corporate culture have leaped from the pages of academic commentary to the agendas of directors across the world. Between the coverage of misdeeds at Wells Fargo & Co. to reported gender bias and workplace...

Blogs | October 10, 2017

Emerging Governance Lessons from Equifax

Its way too early to make any judgments on board conduct in the Equifax controversy. Thatll be for the courts to decide, and theyll take a long time getting there. But its not too early to draw some useful governance lessons from the situation, if media reports are to be believed. And these are less...

Blogs | October 9, 2017

Isaacson: To Be Like da Vinci, Be Passionately Curious

In addition to serving as the CEO of the Aspen Institute and having served as the managing editor of Time and as the chair and CEO of CNN, Walter Isaacson is an author and historian who specializes in telling the life stories of the great minds that have fundamentally shaped our world. From Benjamin...

Blogs | October 5, 2017

The Pillars of Courageous Leadership

According to acclaimed researcher and author Bren Brown, being vulnerable can be a strategic asset to any organization. Although this may sound counterintuitive to some, Brown made the case for how vulnerability cultivates innovation to a rapt audience of directors and corporate-governance professio...

Blogs | October 3, 2017

Thinking Globally to Better Manage Business Risks

EisnerAmper LLP and the National Association of Corporate Directors hosted a roundtable event earlier this month on the future of risk. After discussing what social media and artificial intelligence portend for business”and how directors can oversee those issue”Peter Bible, partner and c...

Blogs | September 28, 2017