Tag: board governance

L&A Original Article: Compensation Media Bias

An article was recently published regarding the CEO of a not for profit, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services. Judith Hayward, the CEO, is reported to have received a $650,000 retirement package after 19 years of service. The author highlights the problematic excessive payment and the anger of some company employees. In the author’s words, “this… Read more »

APRIL L-BLAST: Compensation Media Bias | How Public Outrage Affects CEO Pay | The “Buy Side” View on CEO Pay

On the blog today, we feature this April’s L-Blast, featuring current topics in executive compensation and corporate governance. The first article is an L&A original regarding media bias when it comes to compensation. We at L&A point out the relative comparisons that deal with these issues daily and offer a few points for perspective. The second… Read more »

U.S. Board Practices

Harvard Law’s Board Practices Study focuses on traditional board issues and also those which have recently heightened shareholder interest in the boardroom. Governance continues to evolve, but investor focus has been placed on the role of the board as the company’s shareholders’ representative, and how the board’s practices should promote this responsibility. Read more here.

Bonus Targets Can Be Real Easy for Bosses in a Volatile Industry

Our Chairman & CEO, Brent Longnecker, was recently quoted in this article, Bonus Targets Can Be Real Easy for Bosses in a Volatile Industry, that uses the example of US Steel’s bonus payouts to discuss easy compensation targets that are set for executives – a long-time complaint of shareholders. The economy is constantly changing, so it… Read more »

How to Better Communicate Peer Group Selection & Board Composition

With the 2017 proxy season upon us, this article from Boardroom Resources discusses best practices for communicating two critical components within the CD&A: peer group selection and board composition. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for either disclosure, this article presents some relevant alternatives for company leaders to consider.  We believe it is important that boards… Read more »

MARCH L-BLAST: Our Top 10 Compensation Articles | 2017 Industry Compensation Surveys

Longnecker & Associates sends out a monthly newsletter called the LBlast regarding hot topics surrounding executive compensation and corporate governance. In our March LBlast, we share a special L&A piece featuring our Top 10 Compensation Articles, which our team composed to cover executive pay, compensation landmines, the formula vs. discretionary bonus payout debate, reasonable compensation,… Read more »

How Boards Should Evaluate Their Own Performance

“The New York Stock Exchange requires that the boards of all publicly traded corporations conduct a self-evaluation at least annually to determine whether they are functioning effectively. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure that boards are staffed and led appropriately, that board members are effective in fulfilling their obligations, and that reliable processes are… Read more »

Six Tips to Helps Boards Avoid a Crisis

“When an organization fails because of executive malfeasance, it generates a lot of attention. But such situations are actually relatively rare. It’s much more common, though less talked about, for organizations to fail because of ungoverned incompetence. That is, someone does the wrong thing while trying to do the right thing, and organizational systems fail… 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 »