Empowering CEOs in a Shifting Landscape
There's long been a tug of war between boards of directors and activist shareholders about how boards should be comprised to best carry out their responsibilities. Central to these issues is the relationship with the chief executive officer—specifically, how to provide the kind of oversight that enables the CEO to successfully run the business and achieve corporate goals.
There's little doubt that expectations of and pressures on chief executives continue to evolve, and there are real questions as to whether any CEO can satisfy all constituents' demands.
Revolt in the Boardroom
A few years ago, the New York Times published a commentary on a new book by Wall Street Journal assistant managing editor Alan Murray that shares this section's title, Revolt in the Boardroom. The Times article highlights some of Murray's key points: