Tag Archives: Executives

Does Your Pay Program Balance Pay Energy™ and Pay Risk?

Incentive plans have the potential to drive executives towards achieving superior results for their companies and investors. At the same time, real and perceived risks in these programs can either blunt the potential drive of management or encourage excessive risk taking. A key goal in well-designed executive incentive programs is to motivate executives to take the actions necessary to achieve strong results for shareholders while mitigating the motivation to take excessive risks. Continue reading

Alternatives for Granting Equity Shares in a Low Stock Price Environment

Compensation Committees face the challenge of balancing the tension in motivating their executives to create shareholder value in the current Say on Pay and economic environment. The current pullback in stock prices and the uncertain financial outlook for 2016 at many companies will make this year’s compensation decisions even more challenging. Continue reading

Where Women Are On Board; Perspectives from Gender Diverse U.S. Boardrooms

Although all aspects of diversity are meaningful topics, this article is solely focused on gender diversity. Currently, females represent approximately 15% of outside board member seats in the S&P 1500 and about 18% of the S&P 500 seats. This equates to a median of 1-2 female board members in a group of 9-11 board members. Continue reading

Paying Chief Executives: Fortune Favours the Boss

In the current issue of The Economist, Ira Kay is featured in the article Paying Chief Executives: Fortune Favours the Boss. Continue reading

Eliminating Severance Plans as a Shareholder Irritant-Chapter 10 Summary

Pay for performance is changing the severance landscape. Continue reading

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