The Koblentz Group, an executive and director search firm, shares insights from its consultations with boards and CEOs on two current boardroom trends and qualifications sought in new directors in a recent :
*Boards are becoming more forward thinking, and in particular are engaging CEOs on a range of topicsfrom strategic insightstoperformance expectations. As a result, Koblentz expects CEO turnover to increase in 2014.
*Boards will engage more with shareholder activists in 2014 as activists continue to gain influence and boards embrace the insights they may provide in a more constructive way.
*Boards are seeking candidates with both the experience and wisdom to match their boards, on the one hand, and with innovative insights on e-commerce, social media and interaction with activist investors, on the other hand.
The Koblentz Group is a global executive and board of director search firm specializing in recruiting senior leaders and corporate directors. The Koblentz Group periodically publishes Boardroom Alerts on its website.
Contributing Author: The Koblentz Group