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Crises in leadership transitions are inevitable, yet many boards are caught off guard when they happen. Smart boards take five steps to ensure a seamless succession.
From the unexpected arrival of activist investors to the unexpected departure of a key director, boards face an array of situations where they may be caught flat-footed on matters of board succession. Smart boards employ four approaches to better prepare themselves.
By adhering to these recommended principles and practices — objectivity, dialogue, appropriate involvement of management, attention to major investors, and prudent use of outsiders — boards can more adequately and accurately respond to an activist’s approach.
For boards today, the past is prologue. The revolution in expectations for better corporate governance, director accountability, and board composition began some 20 years ago with the initial activism of large institutional investors.