independent directors

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Robert Monks discusses Director Liability

Bob Monks talks about director liability -- one of the "polite lies of corporate governance." June 16, 2011. June 29, 2011 | directors , independent directors , accountability , fiduciary duty , director liability
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Resolution submitted Exxon Annual Meeting 2002

2002 shareholder resolution calling for Exxon to separate the positions of CEO and Board Chairman.  January 1, 2002 | Exxon , shareholder resolutions , annual meetings , shareholder activism , independent directors , independent chairman
Monday, August 12, 1991

My Run for the Sears Board

Bob Monks wrote about running for a seat on the Sears board of directors in 1991.    "But Sears shrunk its board by eliminating three director seats, which meant that I needed 21 percent of the vote to win a seat -- virtually impossible to obtain. because 25 percent… August 12, 1991 | shareholder rights , Sears , independent directors
Sunday, May 5, 1991

The Oxymoron in the Board Room

Independent directors?  Take a closer look at how boards are chosen. 1991 article by Bob Monks in the New York Times. May 5, 1991 | directors , corporate governance , independent directors
Friday, March 1, 1991

Bob Monks to Run for Seat on Sears Board

Press release announcing Bob Monks intention to run for a seat on the Sears Board of Directors in March 1991.  It also quotes Sears CEO Edward A. Brennan regarding Sears' intent to keep Monks off the board, "after meeting with Mr. Monks we are convinced that his personal agenda… March 1, 1991 | Sears , shareholder rights , independent directors
Monday, December 19, 2011

Directors & Boards - Happy Anniversary

I am honored to be a part of the 35th anniversary edition of Directors & Boards  and especially pleased with this profile....Congratulations D&B and here's to 35 more years of great work!      Separating the Top Jobs is a must From “The Great Divide: To Separate the Chairman… December 19, 2011 | independent directors , independent chairman , Tyco , boards of directors
Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Directors

This is the fifth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same… April 28, 2011 | accountability , directors , fiduciary duty , independent directors , Disinformation
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Directors: Like parsley on fish

Some reflections after reading What's a Director to Do?  By Joseph Fuller and Michael C. Jensen. The emergence of the CEO as autocrat has reduced the position of boards of directors to "parsley on fish."  If a different system is desired, boards will have to change in virtually all… April 26, 2011 | accountability , fiduciary duty , board collegiality , directors , independent directors
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Independence

This is the third post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same… April 12, 2011 | independent directors , corporate governance , board collegiality , accountability , CEO power , Disinformation
Thursday, April 7, 2011

What's going on here? For $3 million you're going to take one of the great reputations in America and expose it to all measure of questions?

I talked with Ben Berkowitz of Reuters yesterday about the Berkshire Hathaway Board.  Read the story.    April 7, 2011 | directors , corporate governance , independent directors
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