Category: Leadership and Motivation

Why CEOs Aren’t Overpaid

While CEO pay has been a hot topic for many years, it has come back into the spotlight after the House of Representatives recently voted to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation. Critics are complaining that transparency is necessary to lower CEO pay, but we are sharing this Fortune article that shows the majority of CEOs really… Read more »

The Role of Executive Pay in Promoting Responsible Business

While pay isn’t the only way to attract, retain, and motivate employees, the demand for transparency from shareholders and increased regulations have put executive pay under more scrutiny than ever before. This article reinforces that properly designed pay packages are critical, discusses rising compensation trends and current proposals for reform, and gives us a quick… Read more »

Rewarding Executives for Successful Bank M&A

“Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can create significant value for shareholders. Accordingly, bank executives should be rewarded when completing and integrating successful transactions. However, in today’s environment of heightened executive pay scrutiny, some approaches to providing additional compensation for M&A can result in criticism from shareholders and advisory firms such as Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass… Read more »

10 Key Findings That Impact Board Performance

“Overseeing a company is no small task. Disruptive technologies are changing corporate business models, geopolitical turmoil is impacting supply chains and investment opportunities, and increased regulatory complexity is affecting innovation. Institutional investors and shareholder activists are also playing a more powerful role shaping corporate governance. But no one more than board directors have to keep… Read more »

May 2016 L-Blast: Preparing for DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | Positioning HR to Excel for Tomorrow’s Strategic Imperatives

Dear Friends, With summer coming up soon, it’s hard to think about December deadlines. However, with the recent regulation updates from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), you may need to start planning for compensation changes while planning summer vacations. We have two very important articles for you this month. The first one highlights DOL’s… Read more »

L&A’s Chris Crawford on NPR Morning Edition

Our own Chris Crawford, Executive Director and Co-Owner, on NPR Morning Edition discussing the fear of an age gap in talent for the Energy Industry. http://app1.kuhf.org/audiolibrary/110328oil-industry-talent-shortage.mp3 Courtesy of KUHF.

Personal Branding Leads to a Better Job

Giving yourself the best chance to get a better job is what personal branding is all about. “The higher you are on the radar and the more valuable you seem to be, the more money you usually make,” says Brent Longnecker, a Houston-based CEO with 25 years leadership experience in executive compensation and corporate governance…. Read more »

What do people want in compensation and benefits?

Savvy leaders know that there is no business without people. But sorting out the egos, budgets and pitfalls in an attempt to keep the best people “on the bus” challenges most leaders. How do we deal with the economic reality, deliver a heightened level of transparency and still make our companies look attractive? Dallas attorney,… Read more »

The Importance of CEO Compensation Plan Design

The amount CEOs are compensated will always be at the forefront of the pay-for-performance debate. However, it is the compensation design process that requires more consideration and disclosure. While there always will be skeptics to any approach to CEO compensation, there is no debating that good process, sound business judgment and independent third-party counsel provide the best foundation for CEO compensation plan design.