Why Candidate Assessments Are Broken

Melissa Henderson January 2, 2019

There is a scene from the animated film, Ratatouille, that has one of my favorite “take you back moments”. The persnickety food critic, Anton Ego, requests a dish to critique with the belief that he already will be disappointed. The dish he tastes, ratatouille, ultimately takes him back to his childhood and he writes a phenomenal review. Well, Read more…

Understanding Activist Investors in the Boardroom

Melissa Henderson December 26, 2018

What is an activist investor and why is everybody talking about activist investors in the Boardroom? We are all aware of one well-known activist investor, Carl Icahn, who has attempted major changes at a host of name-brand companies. My clients are seeking clarity about the activist investors’ role; the pros, cons and what’s on the Read more…

The Candidate’s Perspective of a “Healthy” Board: What Makes Boards Effective?

Melissa Henderson December 19, 2018

Not all boards are great boards and great candidates just don’t want to be on any board. Just last week I shared my thoughts on Three Steps to Greater Board Effectiveness, with a view from how the market views boards as well as my own perspective. However, what about the candidate’s perspective?  Are all boards great Read more…