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New Mantra: Show Me MORE THAN the Money

The famous line from the movie “Jerry Maguire” rarely rings true today. Based on years of consulting to hundreds of companies, Semler Brossy has concluded that a company’s ability to get and keep top talent takes far more than money.… Read more

Strong Advice for Compensation Committees on Targets, Methods and Clean Sheets

In this coverage of Leading Minds of Compensation–West, which ran in the September/October 2017 issue of NACD Directorship magazine, Barry Sullivan joins other leading compensation consultants to give advice on some of the most vexing questions and issues facing compensation committee chairs and… Read more

KPMG: Focus on Board Composition

Blair Jones offers her insights on board composition and what lies ahead in 2018 in the KPMG Board Composition Report. Topics include: How boards should approach the issue of refreshment What companies should communicate to investors about the composition of… Read more

Do Nonfinancial Measures Have To Be Soft?

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Graham Kenny posits that nonfinancial measures should be included alongside financial measures in incentive plans. He goes on to say that this is leading companies to use both hard and soft performance measures—where… Read more

What You Should Know When Selling the Company

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has increased at a record pace during the past several years and many executives believe that deal activity will stay strong near term. High corporate profits combined with low economic growth have made business leaders… Read more