Tag: Board of Directors

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 »

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 »

4 Guiding Perspectives on Compensation Committee Goal Setting

“Compensation committees face a full agenda in the first quarter of every new year. We outline four guiding perspectives or data points that all committees should consider as they set compensation goals. Now in the thick of Q1, compensation committees tend to find themselves very busy with two important tasks. First, the committee must assess the… 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 »

Sustainability: Hot Nonprofit Governance Issues

“In the next four years, nonprofit boards will face exceptional challenges affecting long-term financial and operational sustainability. It is likely that governmental grants will substantially decline. Business/individual donor gifts can be reduced should the economy teeter towards recession or the tax code changes in an unfriendly way. But, as usual, demand for nonprofit services will… Read more »

ORIGINAL L&A ARTICLE: An Interview with our CEO

Below is an excerpt from our latest monthly newsletter, the LBlast. Please subscribe via our website. In a recent National Association of Corporate Directors panel, Longnecker & Associates’ CEO, Brent Longnecker, was asked a series of questions related to current hot button compensation topics. Through his extensive work as both a consultant, executive and director,… Read more »