Board Diversity is a Success in the Boardroom
14 Oct

Board Diversity is a Success in the Boardroom

Board diversity is always a hot topic, especially when a board seat becomes available on a company board. The truth is that diversity is evolving.  Diversity goes far beyond gender and race but unfortunately that is what is easiest to measure…

Recruiting Women for the Board of Directors
30 Sep

Recruiting Women for the Board of Directors

More companies are looking for talented people to add as a board member to shape their company. The same companies are favoring board member candidates with experience as CEO’s or chief financial officers. In a recent Wall Street Journal article…

Biotech Firms Search For 300 New Board of Directors in Next 2 Years
25 Sep

Biotech Firms Search For 300 New Board of Directors in Next 2 Years

A strong board of directors is needed for every business. In Biotech, a combination of c-level executives with a background in R&D is hard to find. Good training and talent are important for every board room.
According to a recent article…

3 Hurdles Every Board Member May Face
23 Sep

3 Hurdles Every Board Member May Face

Every board is different, with its own individual personalities meshing for one common cause. Therefore, it is inevitable that there will a few hurdles a rookie or veteran board member may encounter.
4 hurdles every board member may face:
1. Not Doing…

Board of Directors Search for Women in the Boardroom
19 Sep

Board of Directors Search for Women in the Boardroom

Myself (Jim Zuehlke) and Charlie Roer are co-founders of Cardinal Board Services and we are helping add women to board of directors across the country. We are narrowing the search to help shape companies in the boardroom after hearing complaints from boards…

5 Areas Every Board Member Should Focus On
17 Sep

5 Areas Every Board Member Should Focus On

Joining a board can be a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. Sitting on a board is a great way to use your skills in other areas and share your experience.
While you are on a board you may wear many hats. In order…

Authors Write Different Ending for Amazon’s Board of Directors
16 Sep

Authors Write Different Ending for Amazon’s Board of Directors

In a recent letter by Authors United to the Amazon board of directors requested to challenge CEO Jeff Bezos to stop the “sanctioning” of Hachette author’s books. In the letter it states that the sanctions include “refusing pre-orders, delaying shipping…

Board Recruitment Best Practices
09 Sep

Board Recruitment Best Practices

A number of years ago for my birthday a friend of mine brought over 5 different vodka’s for me to try a blind taste test and select my favorite. He brought Stolichnaya, Kettle One, Grey Goose, Skyy and Belvedere. They…

The Science Behind Board Compensation
04 Sep

The Science Behind Board Compensation

When it comes to compensation for Boards almost anything goes. The variance of the amount of compensation a company gives range from $0 to $500,000+. Not only the amount of money paid annually, also the way boards are compensated.
Here are a few…

The Real Value of a Board of Advisors Role and Search
03 Sep

The Real Value of a Board of Advisors Role and Search

Often the term Board of Directors (BOD) gets confused with Board of Advisors (BOA) or just plain Board. A Board of Directors is a very specific entity. It has two main purposes:

To Hire and Fire the CEO
To approve corporate strategy

Those are…