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family governance

Family Governance is Not Business Governance

Family businesses are unique, and the way they are run differs from family to family. Explore the varying degrees of both corporate and family governance and why each is important

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advice for securing your first board seat

Advice for Securing Your First Board Seat

Obtaining a board seat was already difficult but has become more challenging over the years because of how highly competitive it is. Find out what steps you can take to best prepare yourself.

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What to Do When Your Company May Be Insolvent

What to Do When Your Company May Be Insolvent

Suppose that a company on whose board of directors you sit (or of which you are a significant owner, perhaps with a personal guarantee) was financially strong not too long ago. Suppose also that your company’s fortunes have since taken a wrong turn, and it is now insolvent or nearly so. What do you do? […]

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Business Lender Relationship

An Outside Director’s Considerations for Acquisition Due Diligence

Don’t be tempted by shiny object syndrome. Directors should conduct acquisition due diligence using these questions.

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Business owner conflict

Governance Systems Should Anticipate and Resolve Business Ownership Conflicts

Business ownership conflicts threaten the continuity of a business, and when decision-makers can’t step up, the board must lead the charge.

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Management Succession Planning

How to Plan for Management Succession

Planning for management succession is easier once you know your company’s business objectives and talent needs.

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Managing Risk

Tips to Manage Business Risks with Your Board and Management Team

Business owners have little time to ponder unlikely events. It’s up to the board and management team to manage business risks continuously.

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Family business succession

Structure is the Key to Stronger Family Business Succession Planning

Unorganized family structure can lead to failed business transitions. A successful family business succession plan requires clear roles.

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Director compensation

Study: Private Company Board Compensation

How much should board of directors members be paid? In cash or retainers? Find out how companies pay their directors in the latest study.

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Experience Executive

C-Suite to Boardroom: The Traits an Experienced Executive Needs to Be an Effective Director

An executive can make an effective board director, but he or she must be aware of how the boardroom style differs from c-suite leadership.

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