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Corporate Management

The Company You Work for Is Destroying Your Morale and What You Can Do About It

Heather Martin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Heather Martin

Employees are the largest non-financial drivers of success in a company, and that if leadership was attuned to their employee needs and the culture they have built, it would result in better performance. Bottom line, if they treated you better, they would be even more profitable.

What Are Boards Thinking About as They Go Back to the Boardroom?

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I worked with a number of boards and board chairs over the summer, and here are the things on their minds and the things they'll be grappling with this autumn, above and beyond the usual business of the year.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

Corporate Boards in a Time of Change, Uncertainty, and Rising Expectations

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I think the most exciting and important development is that there is greater public awareness of corporate governance and boards, which is vital. It's no longer a black box, or a mysterious room.

Future Proofing the Boardroom: Today's Agendas

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

The board room agenda is going through a reformation. What are some of the essential things that boards and board members need to think about? Five areas need an update.

Future Proofing the Boardroom: Grounding and Stargazing

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

The role of modern corporate boards is the juxtaposition of grounding and stargazing. Grounding is about making sure that the company fulfills all o...

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

The Role of Non-Executive Board Directors Today

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

As a non-executive board director, I have been thinking a great deal about what it means to do this role in today's environment.

Corporate Executives: Get Ready for a Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Kerschberg

A recent court decision being hailed as the end of the multi-billion dollar Alien Tort Statute litigation industry is anything but, as plaintiffs' cross-hairs will simply shift from corporations to the individuals who serve them.

Upgrade to the Human Operating System

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dov Seidman

The governance operating system is based on an underlying assumption that employees act in their self-interest. This operating system worked perfectly fine for decades, until leaders began calling on employees for other things besides productivity.

Dumbing Down: Mediocrity, the Business Mob, and Karl Rove

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Agin

Those who gravitate to management positions -- such as the people who appear before hearings to explain oil spills -- are not the brightest, but usually the middle third in university classes, the "people" persons and power strivers.

Lost Jobs, Lost Futures -- But There Are Alternatives

Frank Koller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frank Koller

Individual companies can do little about threats like China's "currency manipulation." But individual CEOs can lead by seriously making a commitment to regard layoffs as the last strategy before bankruptcy.

Will 2010 Be the Year We Revive Corporate Democracy?

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Strauss

Although slightly under the radar, in 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission is set to unveil new rules that will recalibrate the balance of power between corporate management and shareholders.