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Director FAQ: Board Leadership Structure: Split Versus Combined CEO/Chair

In brief:The debate over which board leadership structure is optimal—an independent chair or a combined CEO/chair with a lead independent director—has no clear resolution. NACD supports the position that either board leadership structure can work. How the structure is enacted likely has ...

Samples and Templates, Research | December 16, 2016

Director FAQ: Director Independence on Family Business Boards

In brief:Family businesses traditionally tend to favor boards composed entirely of family members and, therefore, company insiders. However, independent directors can be a valuable addition to the board of a family company due to their professional expertise and ability to offer fresh and objective ...

Samples and Templates, Research | April 7, 2017

Director FAQ: Executive Sessions

In brief:One of the hallmarks of a board’s independence from management is the practice of holding regular sessions of independent board members without management participation. These are called “executive sessions,” although their main purpose is to enable directors who arenotcom...

Samples and Templates, Research | March 14, 2017

Director FAQ: Setting the Board Agenda

In brief:The 2016Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Building the Strategic-Asset Boardconfirms that boards are now operating in a more complex environment due to new regulatory requirements, growing demands from investors, and digital disruption, among other reasons. Increased responsibili...

Samples and Templates, Research | March 3, 2017

Director FAQ: The Role of the Executive Chair

In brief:For the purposes of this memo, NACD defines the executive chair role as a temporary position fulfilled by the former combined CEO/chair who has relinquished the CEO title while remaining board chair and onboarding an incoming CEO. Creating this role is not standard practice for a CEO transi...

Samples and Templates, Research | July 27, 2017

BRC Director Professionalism

BRC Director Professionalism

Research | July 13, 2011

NACD Director Professionalism

Have you reached a point in your career where you are transitioning or preparing to transition into public company boardroom service? Are you looking to learn more about the role corporate directors play in the long-term sustainability of a company and how to make the most of the time you spend in t...

General, Events | November 3, 2017

NACD Advanced Director Professionalism

You have several years of boardroom experience under your belt, but you are looking to take your boardroom skills to the next level. Perhaps you are interested in chairing one of the key committees or have your sights set on becoming chair or lead director. NACDs highly interactive Board Leadership ...

General, Events | July 21, 2017

Director Dialogue: Board Composition

Several factors have combined to make board composition a priority for a growing number of public companies. According to recent NACD survey results, the rate of director turnover on public-company boards has been on the rise over the past several yearsnearly doubling since the financial crisis. Add...

Research | December 30, 2014

BRC Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness

BRC Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness

Research | January 1, 2010