Directors must seize control of CEO selection and pursue the task in a way that's fundamentally new at most companies. Here are a few of the most critical steps boards need to take. By Ram CharanAug 8, 2012 12:54 PM ET
It is a new year at HP with yet another CEO. But while things seem to change at the tech giant, they continue to face the same old governance problems. By Eleanor BloxhamFeb 10, 2012 5:12 PM ET
The designation of a lead independent director and the appointment of an activist investor to sit on HP's board bodes well for the long-troubled tech giant. By Eleanor BloxhamNov 18, 2011 11:48 AM ET
Companies may be dropping some of their more embarrassing perks, but executives are on track to make even more money this year.
By Elizabeth G. Olson, contributor
The departure of a top executive always ignites a feverish guessing game about exactly how many millions of dollars he or she is walking away with -- especially when there is a very public shove out of the executive suite.
Leo Apotheker's hurried exit from MORESep 30, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Boardroom battles and power plays shaped this year's U.S. list, which boasts eight new faces and - surprise! - a new No. 1.
By Beth Kowitt & Rupali Arora
There's been plenty of turmoil atop Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women list. Meg Whitman crashed the party, coming in at No. 9 when she became CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). (As CEO of eBay (EBAY), she was on the list from 1999 to 2007.) Longtime MPW Carol Bartz lost her job MORESep 29, 2011 7:00 AM ET
Yesterday's CEO change at HP was actually a sleight of hand. Board chair Ray Lane's consolidation of power at the company is the real story to watch. By Eleanor BloxhamSep 23, 2011 11:03 AM ET
Amid speculation that Meg Whitman may be making her way to the CEO seat at HP, there are several red flags that shareholders ought to consider, and fast. By Eleanor BloxhamSep 21, 2011 5:22 PM ET
It's time for HP to examine its board's involvement (or lack thereof) in the development of the company's strategy. By Eleanor BloxhamSep 16, 2011 9:00 AM ET
While some suggest that News Corp. board member Tom Perkins is the company's best hope for turning a new leaf at the beleaguered company, his track record raises serious doubts. By Eleanor BloxhamJul 18, 2011 9:10 AM ET
It doesn't matter whether Lagarde was the very best choice to take over the IMF. In this case, the organization went with a good choice for right now, a key ingredient in crisis hiring. By Shelley DuBoisJun 28, 2011 3:16 PM ET
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