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Virtually every aspect of corporate America has been affected by the adoption of new technology. Social networks and collaboration technologies are revolutionizing and changing the way companies are run, products are made, information is shared and the way employees are recruited.

There is one aspect of nonprofit, private and public companies, however, that has made little or no progress when it comes to innovation — the way corporate boards are recruited and managed.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Jane Diplock, a lawyer and financial policy expert.

Research and experience are confirming that the sizable, equitable presence of women on corporate boards is a positive financially as well as morally and for public relations purposes, says Jane Diplock, who has been chairwoman of New Zealand and international securities commissions.[…] Continue Reading »

How bad leadership leads to dysfunctional organizations; how to give someone the ax without looking like a fool; and a treasure hunter finds $3 billion booty.

It’s all in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief for CFOs:

Image credit: narvikk, via iStockphoto[…] Continue Reading »

A look at the “corporate lattice”; how to ease tension in the workplace; and tips for conducting meetings.

It’s all on this past week’s top 5 most-clicked links in SmartBrief for CFOs:

Image credit: narvikk, via iStock Photo[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief for CFOs — tracks feedback from leading CFOs and senior finance executives. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Who is on your executive team?

  • Mostly men — 59.04%
  • All men — 17.71%
  • About 50-50 men and women — 17.34%
  • Mostly women — 4.80%
  • All women — 1.11%

A long way to go: Nearly 77% of you have executive teams that are all or mostly men.[…] Continue Reading »