Sectarian showdown in Irag

Gulf states face blowback from Iraq's jihadist surge

The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief ® - Tuesday, July 1 2014

Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?

The Center for Board Excellence sites are not vulnerable to Heartbleed.  Our questionnaire and evaluation sites are not exposed to OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerabilities.  We utilize a unique form of security to provide the highest level of client data protection.

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Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals 2014 Annual Conference

The Society's National Conference "Resilience in the New Reality" will take place on June 25 - 28, in Boston, MA at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. Registration is now open. Our Conference Chairman, Shelley Dropkin and her team have put together a program of plenary sessions and breakouts dealing with critical subjects for the corporate secretary and governance professional.

Announcing Version 3.5 All surveys are fully mobile device enabled

Now all CBE surveys are mobile device native, not merely scaled.  The especially designed mobile device UI is specifically designed with special buttons, screen scaling, and one handed scrolling so the user can actually start or complete an urgent compliance questionnaire or board evaluation on the go.

Call us today for a brief webinar or invite to try the new and nimble mobile UI.

Now Available - foreign language evaluations

CBE now offers foreign language survey and reporting capabilities.

McGladrey Alliance

“Our alliance puts clients at the forefront of governance compliance by demonstrating the commitment of their leadership to ethical performance” -- Joe Adams, CEO McGladrey

Announcing release of Version3

CBE has released Version3 of our survey and reporting platform.  Version3 is faster and capable of delivering a full service product with a rapid turn around time.  Version3 also includes a large database of robust survey capabilities and reporting deliverables.  Contact us today to discuss your team's management or board evaluation needs.  336.881.1440.

Catching Up With Boards -- Jay Lorsch, by Jim Aisner

When most people think of a company's organization chart, they put the chief executive officer at the top of the pyramid. But those with an interest in corporate governance know that's not correct.

After all, the CEO reports to the board of directors, which focuses on such critical issues as CEO performance and succession, corporate strategy, and executive compensation. In a recent interview at Harvard Business School, governance expert Jay Lorsch, the School's Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, offered his insights.

Bridging Effectiveness Gaps

Effective board oversight demands current and relevant information, however, there are sometimes gaps between what management communicates and what the board needs to know....

The purpose of this white paper is to address these issues and to offer some tips and strategies to improve communications between the full board, C-suite and committees with four focus areas: strategy and risk, executive compensation, CEO succession planning and board evaluations.

FT Agenda interview with president Byron Loflin

Boards Struggle With CEO Evaluations

By Amanda Gerut April 15, 2013

Even with years of experience and a boardroom filled with the finest minds in an industry, it can still be tough for directors to tell a CEO that something isn’t going well.