Directors And Officers: The Value Of D&O Questionnaires And Insurance
March 24, 2017

Directors and Officers: The Value of D&O Questionnaires and Insurance

Directors and officers insurance (D&O) has an interesting history. In the late 19th century, Lloyd’s of London, a conglomerate of insurance syndicates, developed the current model of D&O liability. But for many years, D&O maintained its popularity primarily within the United States. Around the 1980s, however, the benefits of D&O insurance spread across the ocean and it became popular in all parts of the world.

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On Being The Best Board Chair
March 21, 2017

On Being the Best Board Chair

The now-former board chair of a mid-sized nonprofit organization resigned hastily in frustration. Having identified some management irregularities, he was riding roughshod on the chief executive, who countered with complaints of debilitating micromanagement. Until the chair’s departure, however, the rest of the board remained unaware of any problems. The chair believed it his responsibility to run interference for board members weary from a sustained period of organizational growth, so he withheld his concerns until his exit interview.

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