Demand for women and minorities on paid boards is soaring.

    Over the past two years, my colleagues and I, at Executive Advisory and the University of Chicago, have conducted research that has demonstrated that diversity is a crucial business tool in achieving corporate success. Corporate leaders have reviewed our research positively and, as outlined below, are taking bold actions to create more diverse […]

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Share Holder Rights Plans: the Poison Pill lessens the opportunity for hostile investors and corporate raiders to take control of public companies

A shareholder rights plan, also known as the “corporate poison pill” is a form of defensive tactic  corporate boards use to prevent a takeover by a bidder. This works by preventing takeover bidders form negotiating a price of sales directly with shareholders, instead forcing them to negotiate with the board. The plan gives shareholders the […]

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Remote Working During COVID-19

Even with some states beginning to reopen, the battle against the coronavirus is not over and the likelihood of a second wave makes it all the more important to ensure your business can be successful even when everyone is working remotely. When done badly, working remotely can breed inefficiency, damage work relationships, and demotivate employees […]

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Board Director Compensation

  The annual compensation paid to board directors is generally composed of an annual cash retainer, board meeting fees, and stock options or stock grants. These stock options are generally equivalent in value to 20-25% of a director’s annual retainer. A standard compensation package might consist of a $93K cash retainer, $1.5K fee per board […]

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