Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Team Approach
October 17 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Leadership succession planning for the position of chair is often a daunting exercise for nonprofit boards. Most nonprofits understand that the position is highly consequential for the strategic and financial success of the organization. Nonprofits will be stronger, however, if the chair is recognized as the leader of the board leadership team, rather than a soloist.
How to Engage the C-suite about Social Media with Authority and Confidence
October 17 | Neville Hobson, Communication Leader, Social Media Leader, Digital Change Agent, Speaker | Comments (0)
“Social media takes time to build,” said one of the participants in the webinar on social media and the C-suite that I co-presented for the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) of The Conference Board earlier this month. It underscores a primary reality for communicators looking to engage their leaders in helping them understand the strategic value of social media in the long term as a legitimate business tool.
On Governance: Proposed Federal Reserve governance guidance: The pendulum swings back (?)
October 16 | Robert Lamm, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
In late August, the Federal Reserve proposed changes to its guidance on corporate governance for banking organizations. The proposals suggest a new approach to corporate governance that could extend beyond the banking industry. However, taken as a whole, the proposals strike me as being something of a mixed bag.
On Governance: Advice on CEO pay ratio rule: Start now!
October 13 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
If there is one common observation from compensation consultants and securities lawyers regarding the recent SEC CEO pay ratio disclosure rule guidance, it is: be ready to comply before the end of this calendar year.
Advice to chairs: Create boardroom agility
October 11 | Joel Koblentz, Founder, The Koblentz Group | Patrick Dailey, Co-founder, BoardQuest | Comments (0)
Chairs and their fellow directors today are in the crosshairs of activists, proxy advisory firms and major investors. The implications are clear. Board chairs must lead differently.
Innovating for a Better World: The Rise of Corporate Social Innovation
October 10 | Bradley Googins, Executive Director Emeritus, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship | Philip Mirvis, Author | Comments (0)
In business circles, at conferences, and in management literature, it is now commonplace to hear that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is dead! This is surely so if this means CSR is only about philanthropy. But perhaps its death knell also reflects the view that CSR has been sidelined by efforts to give the firm a more noble purpose and connection to stakeholders (Conscious Capitalism) and to use corporate assets to create value for both the business and society (Shared Value).
How Publishers and Marketers Can Make Content King—Again
October 10 | Jeff Pundyk, Chief Strategy Officer and Editorial Director, Techonomy | Comments (0)
A lot has happened in the five or six years since marketing pundits started preaching that every brand should “act like a publisher.” Most notably, neither marketers nor publishers can rely any longer on their consumers to blindly trust them. As a result we are seeing a new tone in the way both marketers and publishers communicate, putting more of a premium on transparency—and even acknowledging their co-dependence.
How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work
October 05 | David Weil | Comments (0)
Every day, many of us eat at restaurants, stay at hotels, receive packages, and use our digital devices with the assumption that the company we pay for these services — Hilton, Amazon, Apple, etc. — also employs the people who deliver them. This assumption is increasingly incorrect: Our deliveries are often made by contractors and our hotel rooms are cleaned by temporary employees from staffing agencies.