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

Aug 10, 2009

Decline in African-American Fortune 500 boardmembers

According to a recent study by The Executive Leadership Council®, board seats held by African-Americans has declined since its inaugural board report released in 2004.

Aug 04, 2009

Succession Planning: How Everyone Does It Wrong

This article by Stephen A. Miles addresses the issues around succession planning and CEO turnover.

Jul 30, 2009

Congress aims for more accountable corporate boards

The House of Representatives is due to vote on the "say-on-pay" measure on Friday.

Jul 28, 2009

Should Corporate Boards Promote Green Purchasing?

Many corporate boards have yet to identify practical and cost-effective ways of turning their noble aspirations into concrete outcomes.

Jul 28, 2009

Working capital main challenge for CFOs-survey

An MTI Consulting survey of CFOs shows that over 85% of surveyed organizations face working capital challenges.

Jul 17, 2009

Female CEOs: What it takes to climb the corporate ladder

Few men and even fewer women make it to the role of chief executive officer (CEO) at major corporations. Although there are fewer female CEOs than males (only 13 of America's largest 500 companies were run by women in 2009), the route to the top is not much different.

Jul 17, 2009

Can Congress Cure Corporate Governance?

This article reviews the Shareholder Bill of Rights Act of 2009 introduced to the Senate on May 19 by Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

Jul 08, 2009

Time To Split The Ceo And The Chair?

Harry Pearce, non-executive chairman of Nortel Networks and MDU Resources, a Fortune 500 energy and construction company, says, "I have yet to hear a credible argument from any CEO on why it is better to have the same individual running the company and the board at the same time."

Jul 08, 2009

Opportunities for Reform Born Out of a Market Collapse

As proxy season begins, concerned market participants are called upon to examine lessons from the largest loss of investment capital since the Great Depression.

Jul 08, 2009

Do corporate boards need more teeth?

Critics are calling for stronger corporate governance and more financial expertise on boards of directors.

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