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Is More Corporate Governance the Answer? (Part 3 of 5)

Having explored the events of the 1970s that ushered us into a lengthy period of corporate reform, Glen Jenkins now walks us through the 1980s. An economy initially in recession later made quite the turnaround, and with that growth came several now infamous schemers. The perpetrators of the major financial crimes of the 80s only brought on ...


Great Expectations: What your Board Expects from Ethics, Compliance and You

It stands to reason that in order to meet the Board's expectations, you first must have a solid understanding of what those expectations are. Steve Priest offers insight into what the Board wants to see from compliance practitioners, beyond merely performing the job well. There are lesser talked-about traits that separate the average team member from the ...


Don’t Blame the Test

In its efforts to level the playing field for all candidates, the government continues to toss out measures designed to separate the "cans" from the "cannots." While we want to avoid biased tests, it's critical that we not throw out the baby with the bath water. Let's consider that the problem may not be with the assessment ...


5 Trends to Watch in Shareholder Activism

Activism was once maligned as the work of corporate raiders moving into a company for a short-term boost in value with little regard for its long-term interests. That view is waning, with more companies open to activist proposals and some evidence that activist campaigns are having positive results for some companies.

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3 Governance Misconceptions That Can Lead to Failure

Corporate governance is a phrase that most people, even those involved in it, think they fully understand when they don’t. Misconceptions about what good corporate governance is and is not are bad for business, and bad for the people involved.


Defending Against Activist Shareholders: Four Things to Know and Do Now

Shareholder activism is an unavoidable cost of doing business as a publicly traded company in America today. Here are four things that every public company should make sure it knows before an activist arrives and initiates a proxy contest or other public campaign to best position itself for a successful outcome of any activist situation.