Current news articles that are relevant to the topics of Extreme Personal Leadership® and Enlightened Corporate Governance®.

Nov 22, 2017

The Latest Trends in Leadership Training And How To Take Advantage

What skills do new leaders need to have to be successful, and how can they learn them?


Nov 17, 2017

A Practical Guide to Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings

Last year, a record number of public companies held virtual-only shareholder meetings, which are now permitted in Delaware, Virginia, and numerous other states. Despite some shareholder opposition, we believe this trend is likely to continue. This post provides a comprehensive overview of practical issues that a company must consider in deciding whether to switch to, and then how to implement, virtual-only shareholder meetings.


Oct 19, 2017

Leadership: Life-Long Learning In Action

Learning is an attitude that allows us to succeed in these times when change is constant. To excel in our area of expertise, we must merge who we are today with whom we want to be tomorrow.


Oct 16, 2017

Capable Boards and Value Creation

Directors of regulated financial institutions have exceedingly difficult jobs with many demands. The aftermath of the financial crisis led to countless new regulatory requirements and expectations, many of these unwritten and evolving based on political currents or varying views at different levels of the regulatory hierarchy. Governance processes and actions are examined and second-guessed like never before. For many companies, new and shifting compliance burdens tend to crowd out other business on board agendas.


Sep 11, 2017

What you need to know to be an effective virtual leader

In the world of global business, it’s likely you’re going to have to learn how to master the art of digital leadership at some point — whether that’s to manage an entire team of displaced freelancers, to communicate with other offices, or to outsource specific roles.


Sep 08, 2017

New York City comptroller wields new clout in boardroom diversity drive

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is wielding more clout as he presses more than 150 U.S. companies to detail plans to diversify their boardrooms.


Aug 18, 2017

Why Reflective Leadership Is the Key to a Successful Purpose Transformation

Perhaps more than any other generation, purpose is what inspires younger generations of workers to engage and put forth their best efforts in the workplace. So whether your organization has committed to a purpose transformation or not, the chances are it is undergoing one anyway, simply by virtue of the fact that the face of your workforce is changing.


Aug 17, 2017

Why Your D&O Policies Should Cover Delaware Appraisal Proceedings

It’s now accepted wisdom that virtually all public company mergers and acquisitions will be challenged with at least one lawsuit—over 95% of them are. A less well-publicized form of challenge—and one that is both fascinating and perplexing for those interested in securities litigation—is the unique creature of Delaware law known as the appraisal proceeding.


Jul 18, 2017

Making board evaluation more robust

Board evaluation is a topic that yields mixed sentiments from directors, who often praise the concept but in practice do very little to drive a robust process that would result in meaningful changes.


Jul 06, 2017

The most influential and effective leaders have these 6 traits

Although there's no "one-size-fits-all" approach to managing, research shows that when bosses are focused on being motivational leaders, their good habits trickle down to their employees.


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