Board/CEO Recruitment

Emergency Succession Planning: Increasing Expectations for Boards

September 19, 2014

by Michael W. Peregrine, McDermott Will & Emery LLP and William F. Kanzer, Kanzer Associates, Inc. Recent marketplace developments serve to encourage governing boards to establish an emergency CEO successor contingency process as part of risk management protocols. Such a process would be in addition to the board’s traditional obligation concerning succession planning. Unexpected “lightning…

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Building the Right Search Committee for a Successful CEO Transition

September 19, 2014

by Keith Meyer and Morten Nielsen, CTPartners While it often goes unrecognized, the quality of work done by the board of directors’ search committee can make or break the success of any CEO transition. A competent and effective search committee is a strong asset in attracting top CEO talent to the organization. Conversely, an unprepared…

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14-Point Roadmap for Improving Diverse Representation in the Boardroom

September 17, 2014

from the WomenCorporateDirectors Global Nominating Commission Answering calls for specific steps to boost women’s representation on boards worldwide, WomenCorporateDirectors and its Global Nominating Commission unveiled a roadmap for decision-makers: “Improving Diverse Representation in the Boardroom.” The 14-point roadmap was introduced as part of WCD’s third annual Global Institute. The WCD Global Nominating Commission – designed to…

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