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In 2016, Fortune 500 boards, which filled a record number of seats, made strides toward greater diversity, appointing more Hispanic directors than ever. But women directors lost ground. Learn more about the latest trends in board composition and experience in this year’s Board Monitor.
By forgoing leisurely onboarding and induction processes, boards can ensure directors get off to a fast start.
Given current and future trends, the demand is likely to rise significantly in the coming years for the formidable competencies that healthcare leaders possess—and the talent pool is deep.
The digital revolution has big implications for boards. The best of them are already working hard to bolster their digital know-how.
The best nominating committees look beyond traditional pools of talent, astutely assess candidate readiness, and thoroughly prepare to defend nominees’ business and cultural fit with the entire board.
The chief information security officer (CISO) has emerged as an important C-suite role, and a hard one to fill—particularly in Europe.
Outstanding audit chairs exhibit three leadership attributes that together help them thrive in an environment of heightened risk and increasing responsibility for oversight.
Despite Fortune 500 boards filling a record number of seats with independent directors in 2015, diversity among new directors stalled. Learn more about trends in board composition in the 2016 Heidrick & Struggles Board Monitor.
A closer look at the unique dynamics of Asian boards suggests ways that boards in the region can improve their diversity of thinking—and their impact on corporate performance.
By studying clear and concise board reports, companies can learn to communicate a more complete picture of their business, thereby differentiating themselves in the market.
The key is creating a culture where people are optimistic in the face of challenge, regularly seek to improve, and embrace the opportunities for reinvention that digital brings.
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When companies make a strategic shift, the chairman and board of directors must ensure the culture also pivots — starting with the top team — to make the strategy work.
An exclusive conversation with Lord Michael Hastings, global head of citizenship at KPMG International, on the need for diversity on boards today.
An exclusive conversation with Lord Michael Hastings, global head of citizenship at KPMG International, on the board's role in ensuring good citizenship is embedded in the company.
A new era of corporate splits, spins, and separations raises the stakes on making a bad board appointment. Here’s how thoughtful parent companies avoid them when turning one board into two.
Heidrick & Struggles’ latest Board Monitor examines how the most recent cohort of Fortune 500 board appointments is shifting the landscape in board composition, diversity, and talent.
Too often, boards of directors neglect the impact of talent strategy on corporate health. Asking the right questions can help ensure sufficient leadership competencies and smooth transitions.
By understanding various thinking styles and preferences, boards can build and strengthen their diversity of thinking—and make better decisions.
From the unexpected arrival of activist investors to the unexpected departure of a key director, boards face an array of situations where they may be caught flat-footed on matters of board succession. Smart boards employ four approaches to better prepare themselves.