Drive the Debate:
The Best Ideas in Executive Compensation
A thought leadership video series
Short-Termism: Is Compensation Design to Blame?
Learn about issues surrounding short-termism and the importance of laying out a long-term strategy. Explore specific compensation actions that companies can take.
99% of annual incentives plans have goal-based incentives. Designing these programs is no easy feat, but it can be done and requires some work. Watch now.
Executive Pay: When Is Best Practice Not Best Practice?
Learn how committees can establish a set of principles to develop their executive compensation programs and how to make pay decisions. Watch now.
Volume 1: Short-Termism
Part 1: What are the issues
In this first installment of the Drive the Debate video series on short-termism, Semler Brossy partners Dan Marcus and Blair Jones discuss the issues surrounding short-termism and the importance of laying out a long-term strategy. Further in the series, Semler Brossy executive compensation experts explore specific compensation actions that companies can take.
Part 2: Share buybacks: help or hinder?
Mark Emanuel and Barry Sullivan talk about the relationship of corporate strategy and short-termism, with a focus on share buybacks and how to structure and administer executive compensation in a way that can mitigate perceptions of short-termism. Are buybacks an effective tool to returning cash to shareholders, or a symptom of short-termism?
Part 3: Can you create an ownership ethic?
In the third part of the Drive the Debate video series on short-termism, Roger Brossy and John Borneman talk about the importance of executive stock ownership. They explore how to get executives aligned with shareholders.