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From coaching CEOs to working with peers, there is an art to giving professional advice.

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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.

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Crises in leadership transitions are inevitable, yet many boards are caught off guard when they happen. Smart boards take five steps to ensure a seamless succession.

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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.

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Heidrick & Struggles sponsored the 21st Annual Stanford Directors’ College June 21-23 in conjunction with the Stanford Law School.

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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.

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An overwhelming majority of boards select an internal candidate as their next CEO. Over 80% of the Fortune 1000 companies who named a new chief executive last year promoted a successor from within the company (Heidrick & Struggles F1000 CEO Turnover Data). The National Association of Corporate Directors found in its 2013-2014 NACD Public Company Governance Survey that executive talent management a

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For boards today, the past is prologue. The revolution in expectations for better corporate governance, director accountability, and board composition began some 20 years ago with the initial activism of large institutional investors.

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