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May 29, 2019

Do Not Rely On Annual Reviews To Effectively Develop Leadership

By Stuart R. Levine Published in Forbes Employees are on the move and they know they have options. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports voluntary job change is increasing, and last year non-retirement voluntary turnover was at 15.5%. A recent […]
October 25, 2018

The Key Areas Boards Need To Improve Now

By, Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes The expectations and demands on board members and boards have never been greater. With the rapidly evolving business environment and industry disruption affecting all companies, directors must work hard to stay current and […]
May 30, 2018

Is Your Board Effectively Managing Risk?

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Prioritizing risks is critical for any organization. Disruptive innovation is driving cyber threats and having cultures that are resistant to change is a major risk as well. Although evolving risks may vary based upon […]
January 16, 2018

The Danger Of Not Embracing ESG

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Corporations are now moving from an increasing awareness of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) to a more proactive stance. Directors are considering what impact ESG has on their role in overseeing strategy and […]
January 9, 2018

Are You Preparing for the Blockchain Tsunami?

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times For credit union boards and executives, the greatest risk is not being adequately informed and not taking action, and then becoming overwhelmed by a tsunami of change. Blockchain technology could […]
September 27, 2017

New Bosses Of The Boardroom: Millennials and Gen Z

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes  There is growing intergenerational convergence around the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues affecting organizations. Millennials, born 1980 to 1995, recently became the largest segment of the U.S. labor market at 34%, and greatest […]
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, […]