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Lucy P. Marcus: Boards in Times of Crisis

News International decided to close the News of the World. It is a bold gesture, but it does not negate the need for a larger look at the way the company runs and the way the board operates.

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Christine Bork: Women in Corporate America

Corporations play a significant role in the structure of the economy and how we conduct business. Today, corporations are involved in every aspect of our lives, including our entertainment, transportation, food and financial decisions. However, if you read the names of the top executives for many of these companies, it becomes clear that something is […]

Dana H. Glazer: Memo to CEOs: Show Some Balls

Last night, at a screening of my fatherhood documentary in New York City, something interesting and rather unexpected happened during the Q&A. A dad in the audience started talking about his surprise at how the new fathers in his tech company are refusing to take the generous paid parental leave that he is now offering. […]

Ed Lawler: Lack of Women on Corporate Boards: The Problem or A Symptom?

Britain is inching toward following other countries (including France, Spain, and Norway) in introducing compulsory quotas for the number of women on corporate boards. There is no doubt that in boardrooms around the world, women are in short supply. Clearly – and unfortunately – gender equality is still a long way off, and there is […]

Bank Boards In U.S. Have Relatively Little Financial Expertise

Bank boards in the U.S. are far too often composed of directors with relatively little financial expertise, a new study has found.

Even though they are charged with overseeing financial institutions, the majority of directors who sit on U.S. bank boards are not financial experts, a new study from Nestor Advisors has found. Typically, only […]

The 10 Highest-Paid CEOs In 2010

(AP) The 50 highest-paid CEOs for 2010 in an Associated Press analysis for Standard & Poor’s 500 companies. The analysis includes companies that had the same CEO for all of 2009 and 2010 and that filed proxy statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission between Jan. 1 and April 30. They are based on the […]