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    1. The Role of the Board is Pretty Darn Clear

      The Role of the Board is Pretty Darn Clear

      Your board does corporate governance. That’s your board’s purpose.

      What is corporate governance? The process whereby a group of people (typically called a board) ensure the health and effectiveness of the organization.

      Corporate governance is a group process, a collective act. Corporate governance only happens when the board is together at its meetings.

      Every organization needs a job description for its board. And the job description is pretty much the same for every single nonprofit. And the job or role of the board is, essentially, the same for for-profit corporations, too. 

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    2. George Clooney & Sony: The Big Guns Work in Peacetime Too

      George Clooney & Sony: The Big Guns Work in Peacetime Too

      It’s not every day that a Hollywood celebrity wades into a fight between a major corporation and an activist hedge fund mogul. When one does get involved in matters of finance, it’s usually to back an activist agenda aimed at remediating labor abuses, alleviating environmental harm, or ending contributions to geopolitical strife. Last week, however, George Clooney stepped up big time for Sony management in its battle against activist investor Daniel Loeb, who controls a seven percent stake in the company and wants it to sell its entertainment arm.

       

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      Mentions: Leadership
    3. Activist Investors: A Roar or a Bark?

      Activist Investors:  A Roar or a Bark?

      When it comes to activist investors, though, the situation is less clear-cut. On Wall Street, this breed of hedge-fund manager engenders extreme reactions. Some lionize them as intrepid champions of shareholders’ rights in the face of corporate ineptitude. Others accuse them of terrier-like aggression, snapping at executives’ heels with short-term demands that end up harming companies...

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    4. Governance and the Future of Detroit

      Governance and the Future of Detroit

      Detroit is one of my favorite cities in the United States. It is tough, salt of the earth, and marked by a special kind of beauty that reflects the pride, success, and progress of a time gone by. And, I love the energy displayed by Detroit’s deeply loyal citizens. Their unwavering commitment to their community garners my appreciation and respect...

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    5. You Won’t Find Her Leading at the Table

      You Won’t Find Her Leading at the Table

      With a nod to Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé —who broke a sales record this year with her debut album that The Beatles had held for nearly 50 years—we women continue to succeed as natural entrepreneurs and business talent in a wide array of fields and industries, and there is much hard data to back up what success looks like across individual accomplishment in small, middle and major markets. 

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      Mentions: Diversity
    6. Don’t Be the Next Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Don’t Be the Next  Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Once again scandals are rocking the nonprofit world and making headlines: allegations of improper use of state funds, personal expenses being mixed in with organizational expenses, embezzlement, and an inability to track where funds have been applied.  Scandals erode the public’s confidence in nonprofits and the right people, processes and tools can help head off any potential problems.  But your organization’s board sets the tone… (Read more)

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    7. Harness the Power

      Harness the Power

      A daughter who had minimal business experience bought her family-owned manufacturing company from her sibling. She sought my advice. Oh, where to begin…

       

      My experience on advisory boards, founder of a number of peer groups and a CEO coach shows me how powerful and supportive these resources can be to the individual running the company and the success of the company overall.

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    8. The Board’s Role In Managing and Harvesting Intangible Assets: A Strategic, Legal and Operational Guide to Driving Shareholder Value Part 1

      The Board’s Role In Managing and Harvesting Intangible Assets: A Strategic, Legal and Operational Guide to Driving Shareholder Value Part 1

      In a short thirty (30) year period, the ratio of tangible to intangible assets at the average S&P 500 company has shifted from 85%/15% to 15%/85%.  This historic paradigm shift drives new opportunities and puts more pressure on boards and leaders of companies of all sizes and in all industries to ensure that a proactive and effective intangible asset management, protection and harvesting strategy is finally in place and being implemented to drive new market opportunities, durable and profitable revenue streaming and ultimately be a primary source for driving shareholder value.

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    9. Directors, How Did You Do at Your Annual Meeting?

      Directors,  How Did You Do at Your Annual Meeting?

      As the 2013 Annual General Meeting  season comes to a close, shareholders continue to make their presence known.  Shareholders are taking action: eliminating classified boards, voting against directors who are perceived to be ineffective stewards, such as the museum executive who chaired the risk committee of JP Morgan Chase during the "London whale" scandal, and casting "no" votes on executive pay programs.

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    10. Breaking Through to the Board: What Makes You an Attractive Candidate? Part II

      Breaking Through to the Board: What Makes You an Attractive Candidate? Part II

      Related to board recruitment and service are issues of expertise, experience and, ultimately, performance. Although these factors apply to all types of boards, governance news over the last several months highlights problems and players in large, public companies. Serving on the board of a corporate giant can be the capstone of a full executive career, but it can also be a minefield for directors less skilled at weaving trust, accountability and transparency concerns with the obligations of oversight and stewardship.

       

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    11. Breaking Through to the Board: What Makes You an Attractive Candidate?

      Breaking Through to the Board: What Makes You an Attractive Candidate?

      I’m an exercise devotee and I can state without reservation that it’s been a lifelong habit. Part of my habit’s venue is indoors—first at gyms, then at health clubs. I don’t view my workout as a chore or an activity that gets in the way of business; it complements my business. While I spin, cross-train, dance or run the track, I’m also observing, connecting, talking and forming relationships. Rarely do I listen to an entire playlist, and, as my earbuds come out and I begin or continue a conversation, I understand and appreciate the ...

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    12. Don’t Be the Next Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Don’t Be the Next  Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Once again scandals are rocking the nonprofit world and making headlines: allegations of improper use of state funds, personal expenses being mixed in with organizational expenses, embezzlement, and an inability to track where funds have been applied. Scandals erode the public’s confidence in nonprofits and the right people, processes and tools can help head off any potential problems. But your organization’s board sets the tone… 

       

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    13. Don’t Chase After Rock Stars

      Don’t Chase After Rock Stars

      Today’s public companies aren’t perfect, but in terms of board recruitment they do provide a worthwhile template for startups seeking to assemble a first class board of directors. The reason for this is that prior bad actors – think Enron, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard – and subsequent remedial actions – Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act – have placed public company boards under tremendous shareholder and regulatory scrutiny to ensure the right individuals are in the boardroom.

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    14. Harness the Power

      Harness the Power

      A daughter who had minimal business experience bought her family-owned manufacturing company from her sibling. She sought my advice. Oh, where to begin…My experience on advisory boards, founder of a number of peer groups and a CEO coach shows me how powerful and supportive these resources can be to the individual running the company and the success of the company overall.

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