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    1. Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience

      Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience

      Last Thursday, hundreds of Facebook shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Menlo Park, California listened politely as top executives discussed the social media giant’s performance metrics and goals–until Natasha Lamb got up out of her chair and stood to face the board. She demanded that the company address its fake news problem by publishing a formal report about its prevalence on the site and its impact...

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    2. How Starbucks Can Guarantee Its CEO Transition Succeeds

      How Starbucks Can Guarantee Its CEO Transition Succeeds

      A company’s CEO is often the face of the brand. In the case of Howard Schultz, his mild countenance has become synonymous with the coffee company’s twin-tailed Siren that signals the presence of more than 25,000 shops in 75 countries. Now, that face is planning to step aside. that Schultz is transitioning to take the position of executive chairman while he works on expanding the company’s premium brand...

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      Mentions: CEO
    3. Five CEOS On The Skills It Takes To Land The Corner Office

      Five CEOS On The Skills It Takes To Land The Corner Office

      The lure of the top corner office is strong, but there’s a reason not everybody grows up to be the head of a company—the job is a massive undertaking. CEOs are asked to do it all: setting strategy, closing deals, hiring people, firing people, calming irate customers, fixing broken light switches. And sometimes that’s just by 10 a.m. on Monday. Of course, the job doesn’t end there...

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    4. Will Twitter's New Board Members Help Solve Its Diversity Problem?

      Will Twitter's New Board Members Help Solve Its Diversity Problem?

      In November 2015, a former Twitter developer lambasted the company for its inability to foster a diverse workplace. "There were moments," Leslie Miley wrote in a Medium post , "that caused me to question how and why a company whose product has been used as an agent of revolutionary social change did not reflect the diversity of thought, conversation, and people in its ranks." Last week, Twitter ...

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    5. Twitter Is Ripe For A Takeover

      Twitter Is Ripe For A Takeover

      Low stock price combined with stock structure makes it an easy target Things haven't been good for Twitter lately. Ever since CEO Jack Dorsey announced a few weeks ago that the company is thinking about raising its 140-character limit to 10,000 characters per post, the stock has nosedived—continuing a downward trend that has lasted since April of 2015. Just a few days ago, Twitter shares hit $15 ...

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      Mentions: acquisition
    6. Does A Huge Pay Gap Between CEO And Staff Affect Employee Satisfaction?

      Does A Huge Pay Gap Between CEO And Staff Affect Employee Satisfaction?

      According to Glassdoor, the average CEO of a public company earns 204 times the median worker's salary. Does it matter to staff? We all know executives at big companies are handsomely compensated for their work. Although, just how much more they make than their average employees has long been a hot-button issue. This new economic research should only serve to fuel that debate...

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      Mentions: CEO SEC stock options
    7. How To Prepare For Your First Board Meeting

      How To Prepare For Your First Board Meeting

      You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to where you are. You’ve demonstrated you can drive results, develop people, lead teams, and champion innovations. Your future has never been brighter. Then one day, you get the call: "We’d like you to speak to the board. " You hang up the phone feeling half-excited, yet half-terrified. On the one hand, this incredible opportunity can propel your career to new heights. If you weren’t doing a great job, then they wouldn’t want to hear from you.

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      Mentions: Board Governance
    8. Is There A Fair Way To Pay CEOs?

      Is There A Fair Way To Pay CEOs?

      When CEO paychecks are determined by performance, it sounds like a fair method of compensation. That way, head honchos at major companies aren’t raking in millions unless they’re doing a good job … right?

      While this model sounds great in theory, the New York Times reports that it doesn’t always work in practice. The popularization of performance-based pay has done nothing to prevent companies from dishing out increasingly staggering paydays to their executives.

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      Mentions: CEO stock options
    9. Why Mary Barra Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception

      Why Mary Barra Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception

      One issue has been largely over-looked in the discussions about women leadership: Do the traits of one gender have an advantage over the other in the boardroom? Direct and self-promotional personalities have long been associated with leadership, and throughout the world men have been reinforced for taking charge, being focused on a goal, and directing people toward that end. In fact, a whole leadership model has been built around a command-and-control style. Women who competed with men to excel in this type of behavior were at a disadvantage.

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    10. Social Media And The Boardroom: Critical Questions Directors Need To Ask

      Social Media And The Boardroom: Critical Questions Directors Need To Ask

      The brand-building opportunities social media present are nearly limitless, and the risks they introduce are just as expansive. And to many corporate leaders, they remain somewhat of a mystery. The last 10 years have seen extraordinary evolutions in the responsibilities boards of directors must assume. From Sarbanes-Oxley to Dodd-Frank , directors have been subjected to new liabilities and new ...

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