Drive the Debate:
The Best Ideas in Executive Compensation
A thought leadership video series
Short-Termism: Is Compensation Design to Blame?
Learn about issues surrounding short-termism and the importance of laying out a long-term strategy. Explore specific compensation actions that companies can take.
99% of annual incentives plans have goal-based incentives. Designing these programs is no easy feat, but it can be done and requires some work. Watch now.
Executive Pay: When Is Best Practice Not Best Practice?
Learn how committees can establish a set of principles to develop their executive compensation programs and how to make pay decisions. Watch now.
Long-Term Incentives: Does Your Program Work?
Long-term incentive design is different for every company. Learn how to tell if your pay program is working or not, and if you should step away from conventional practices. Watch now.
Volume 1: Short-Termism
Part 1: What are the issues
In this first installment of the Drive the Debate video series on short-termism, Semler Brossy partners Dan Marcus and Blair Jones discuss the issues surrounding short-termism and the importance of laying out a long-term strategy. Further in the series, Semler Brossy executive compensation experts explore specific compensation actions that companies can take.
Part 2: Share buybacks: help or hinder?
Mark Emanuel and Barry Sullivan talk about the relationship of corporate strategy and short-termism, with a focus on share buybacks and how to structure and administer executive compensation in a way that can mitigate perceptions of short-termism. Are buybacks an effective tool to returning cash to shareholders, or a symptom of short-termism?
Part 3: Can you create an ownership ethic?
In the third part of the Drive the Debate video series on short-termism, Roger Brossy and John Borneman talk about the importance of executive stock ownership. They explore how to get executives aligned with shareholders.