A Strategic Asset Board: Steve Walker Explains How the Board Can Engage With and Foster Forward-Thinking Strategy and Innovation

“Directors bring a wide range of experiences and perspectives that should be leveraged in assessing a company’s strategic health. Boards can and should be better equipped to address with management the challenges that continually accelerating change in the business environment poses for the development and adjustment of corporate strategy.”

Building and Maintaining Relationships: Caroline Krass’s Approach as the GC of the CIA

Caroline Krass, general counsel (GC) for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has a job straight out of a movie. Krass humbly acknowledges the great privilege to be the GC of the CIA and, along with her team, is proud to contribute to the security of the United States. Interestingly, Krass strongly believes that, in addition to gaining over 20 years of public service expertise, success in this job is, in large part, due to the relationships she has built, maintained, and fostered throughout her entire career. 

Proactively Building Relationships: Key Insights from Kristin Sverchek, Lyft’s General Counsel

As the general counsel of a company at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry, it’s interesting to learn that Kristin Sverchek credits a significant portion of her success to proactively building relationships with her team, key decision-makers within the company, and mentors from the legal community. Sverchek relies on each of these groups to help her make important decisions, avoid pitfalls, and — perhaps most importantly — provide a different and unique perspective.

Questions: Linda Graebner Discusses Her Move from the C-Suite to the Boardroom

Linda Graebner spent many years as a CEO leading consumer product companies, and has held numerous other leadership positions in the business world. But she is currently thriving in a new role: the boardroom. At the request of an industry colleague, Graebner became the outside director for the board of another company. As such, her journey in the outside corporate board began. Since then, she has served on numerous boards — as many as five at one time — for both public and private companies.