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August 24, 2017

Why Your Board Isn’t Optimized

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes What is an optimized board and are you serving on one?  I have found that the key factors contributing to an optimized board are boards that have a strong culture, focus on ensuring company […]
August 20, 2017

Taking Control of Board Culture and New Realities

By Stuart R. Levine Ethical Boardroom, Summer 2017 Directors spend approximately one full month a year on board-related matters. What can you do to assure that your board’s culture is optimal and that this valuable time is maximized effectively? Dysfunctional boards […]
June 5, 2017

Succession Planning Needs To Be Your Number 1 Priority

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Succession planning has always been defined as the number one responsibility of board members followed closely by strategic plan development. KPMG conducted a global survey of 2,300 directors that showed that only 14% of […]
January 27, 2017

Huge Regulation Cuts In 2017: Directors Beware

Published in, Forbes By Stuart R. Levine On January 23, President Donald Trump made a bold statement as one of the first items on his presidential agenda: “cut regulation by 75%, maybe more.” He said that regulations have gotten out […]
October 23, 2016

Check Board Performance, Not the Box.

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times In 2004, the NYSE mandated that the boards of all listed companies undertake an annual self-evaluation to gain perspective on how effectively they and their committees are functioning. Many other […]
October 14, 2016

Why You Haven’t Landed A Seat On A Board

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Being invited to serve on a board is a coveted position. It requires thought and planning to become a valued member of any board. It’s not enough to assume that you’re qualified and […]
September 13, 2016

Are You Prepared For Your Next Board Meeting?

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Last year, according to the 2015-2016 NACD Public Company Survey report, directors, on average, spent 248 hours on board-related matters – or approximately one full month a year. Committee Chairs require significantly more time to do […]
May 9, 2016

Cybersecurity Threats Are Real: You And Your Organization Could Be In Danger

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Last week I moderated an NACD Boardroom Excellence webinar in partnership with Broadridge Financial Solutions that focused on the issue of cybersecurity. Approximately 200 directors representing various corporations participated. The data shared was […]
March 30, 2016

Building Your Experience Through Board Service

By Stuart R. Levine Published in Forbes Building Your Experience through Board Service There is an African proverb which reads, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The wisdom contained in […]
January 26, 2016

Exposing The Dirty Truth About Governance

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Insights There is increased conversation regarding governance and its impact on shareholder value.  To participate requires clear thinking and crisp communication.  Let’s start by understanding that any good decision-making process requires timely information […]
November 30, 2015

Stuart Featured in NACD Directorship on Shareholder Communication

Read Stuart’s interview with NACD on the complexities of shareholder communication in the modern era.
November 29, 2015

The Board Challenge – Cybersecurity

Published in, The Credit Union Times By Stuart R. Levine Our hyperconnected world poses a governance and oversight challenge for boards.  Regardless of the industry or size, every organization is truly vulnerable to threats to its intellectual property and data.  […]
November 13, 2015

Is Your Organization Adequately Protecting Its Assets?

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Are your board and senior leadership adequately protecting your organization’s most valuable assets including your data and intellectual property?  Board oversight, senior management leadership and a culture of engagement will […]
October 12, 2015

Special Committees Won’t Prevent Cyber Attacks

By Stuart R. Levine Published in AGENDA Boards need to ensure they have proper oversight of cyber-security issues, but creating another committee will not solve the problem. Directors still need to keep up with the pace of change. Ocean Tomo, […]
March 17, 2015

Stuart Quoted in NACD Directorship Magazine

Stuart has been quoted in NACD Directorship magazine in the article, “How Healthy Board Culture is Critical to the Success of Small-Cap Companies” stating, “Small-cap companies should embrace the fundamentals of executive session at every meeting.” This allows questions to […]
March 9, 2015

Stuart Quoted in NASDAQ White Paper on Strategic Communication

Stuart R. Levine has been quoted in NASDAQ’s recently published white paper on strategic communication saying, “CEOs who commit to conversations prior to every board meeting with each director, to discuss concerns and gather input, understand that communication between the […]
July 28, 2014

The Good, Bad and Ugly of CEO-Board Communication

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Agenda; A Financial Times Service Communication is a simple skill. But in the corporate governance world, it’s shocking how many boards and CEOs fail to harness this seemingly intuitive trait — particularly when working […]
December 14, 2013

The Increasing Value of Triple Strength Leadership

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times Career experience across the private, public and social or nonprofit sectors helps to develop significant leadership capacity. These “tri-sector leaders” develop sets of strengths that permit them to engage and […]
December 10, 2013

Failed Obamacare Website Offers Lessons for Boards

Published in, Agenda- A Financial Times Service By, Stuart R. Levine Abstract: The failure of HealthCare.gov reinforces the need for directors to be fully engaged with senior management on how well the company is implementing key strategies and communicating with […]
November 21, 2013

Governance Requires Quality Recruitment

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times It was a privilege to speak at the recent national conference of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, a non-profit organization of corporate secretaries and business executives involved […]