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.

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How to Lead Like it Matters

Executives' leadership styles matter. Their attitudes, approaches and communication styles have everything to do with the size of the ripple they make throughout the organization. Outlined here are four tenets of leadership that each leader, from middle managers to those in the C-Suite ought to master in order to lead their teams most effectively.

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No Practice Bleeding in 2015

Crises will come, and when they do, the time for planning will be long past. The best use of your time ahead of a crisis is in planning for it, not practicing how you'll "bleed" when the troubles arrive. Linda Henman offers guidance on how to prepare for your greatest risks, tips that will undoubtedly enable you ...

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Wage War on Change Fatigue in the New Year

With a new year often comes new changes. All well and good, until you take into consideration that, like New Year's resolutions, many of these initiatives are left by the wayside in a matter of weeks, leaving employees exasperated and leadership disheartened. But your new programs don't have to go the way of the Dodo. With ...

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