Board Operations and Effectiveness

The following articles and documents share tools that are intended to help directors carry out their oversight responsibilities and to be more effective.  The tools also help answer questions posed under the “Board Questions” tab. (Clicking on the link next to the title will bring up a printable PDF file.)

  1. Sustainability is essential to business. "Translating Sustainability into a Language Your Board Understands" defines ESG terms, explains "what we're really talking about," and offers action steps for boards of directors.  The article was published in NACD" Directorship and a slightly different version was published in Corporate Governance Advisor.  Use these links to read the articles.   Translating Sustainability into a Language Your Board Understands - NACD or Translating Sustainability into a Language Your Board Understands - Corporate Governance Advisor
  2. To view presentation slides, read Webinar How the Best Boards are Made 6.30.16, and the following link shares the audio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3oEk5_fh0
  3. Building Effective Boards 5.16.16 presentation slides
  4. A Guide to Better Board Meetings
  5. First published in The Corporate Governance Advisor, January/February 2016: Trusted Boards Is Yours?
  6. On August 13, 2014, I had the pleasure of speaking with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Read:  ACCE Enhancing Board Performance 8.13.15 Final
  7. Feeling overwhelmed by Board Books?  You're Not Alone. Read: The Director's Chair-NACD May-June 2014
  8. Where is your board on the developmental curve?  Look at: Board Development Stages
  9. Board culture is a “live” process.  For tips, read: 9 Tips For Better Board Culture 2.14.14
  10. Need a quick overview of a director’s responsibilities? Look at: Board Responsibilities – an overview 12.1.13
  11. Looking for CEO succession planning tips?  Read - CEO Succession Planning – Eleven Tips for Success 6.30.13
  12. Is it time to rethink a few board governance priorities, but you’re not sure where to start? Try playing  - Board Governance Bingo
  13. Looking for an overview of a board’s responsibilities?  Go to - Board Responsibilities – picture overview
  14. Directors must spend more time ensuring sustainable corporate value.  To be a positive influence on value creation, effective directors follow these ten principles – Impacting Corporate Value-Ten Principles For Boards
  15. Ten Questions Board Directors Should Ask (and How to Interpret the Answers and Better Manage Your Fiduciary Responsibilities) – Ten Questions Directors Should Ask