Charting a Path to the Boardroom

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By Yo-Jud Cheng Doctoral Student at Harvard Business School, and Boris Groysberg Professor at Harvard Business School. Board directorships provide an intellectual challenge for directors and an opportunity to not only share expertise but to also gain new insights. For many high-potential executives, a board directorship marks the next frontier of career advancement and opens doors… More

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Four Board Challenges Unveiled in Harvard Research Survey

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How can boards function more effectively? And what role can board members play in supporting the strategic objectives of the firms they oversee? Harvard Business School Professor Boris Groysberg and doctoral student Jocelin Yo-Jud Cheng along several research partners (listed below) are conducting a survey that will help us answer these very questions. Their preliminary analyses… More

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Six Steps to Landing a Corporate Board of Directors Affiliation

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  Prior to the 2002 passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that tightened the finance and governance regulations of U.S.-based public companies, service on a publicly-traded company’s board of directors was globally considered by some to be something of a cushy professional affiliation.  Board members were compensated well and usually met only four times annually (sometimes… More

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