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Corporate Governance, Power and the CEO

Over the last several months I took some time to look at several Corporate Governance concepts that I found confusing or inapt. I heard from a lot of you and there was some interesting discussion. What are we to make of it? So many of the foundational terms and concepts of corporate governance are...

Was the H-P Board Paying Attention?

Really? Really?! This was the headline from James Stewart's Business Day article today: Voting to Hire a Chief Without Meeting Him . The article highlights the almost complete lack of attention the full board of H-P gave to the job of hiring a new CEO after firing Mark Hurd. Among their revelations...

Separation of Chair/CEO Roles

by Barbara Blackford The decision of whether or not to separate the chair and chief executive roles remains a hot governance topic for public companies, boards, and shareholders. While the number of companies separating the roles of board chair and CEO has grown significantly over the past five...