Archive for August, 2012


August 30, 2012


One of the memorable stories from my days as a practicing attorney takes place on an exceptionally humid day in August more than a decade ago. I had a hearing that day in one of my cases at Suffolk Superior

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Last week, Bank of America announced the election of four new members to its board of directors. The announcement represents a significant infusion of new boardroom talent into the nation’s second largest bank.  However, the question remains whether the move is

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August 24, 2012


One of the potential perks of serving as a corporate board member: the ability for professionals to engage in business development with fellow directors, and possibly, the organization itself.  Many believe that this type of activity is reserved solely for

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college essay writing service p>One of the major stories from the corporate world so far this year has been the trading blunder at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. that resulted in a loss of several billion dollars for one of

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best antivirus software for pc p>Public company corporate governance practices have been the center of attention in the corporate sphere for nearly a decade, however one practice that has only garnered serious attention as of late, is having one individual

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August 20, 2012


In any business environment, it is worthwhile to get to know one's colleagues “outside of work.”  It provides a new perspective on the individuals you are working with and can help create a cohesive team approach to the work environment.

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August 17, 2012


All too often, board member recruitment proceeds like a checklist of professions:  attorney, check; accountant, check; banking/finance professional, check; marketing, check; etc. In truth, the skill sets represented by these professions are important assets to the effective functioning of a

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August 14, 2012


I recently received an email from a very experienced corporate board member I met at a national conference earlier this year.  She wanted to relay a boardroom story that she thought would be of interest to me.  She serves on

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August 13, 2012


Always welcome a change of scenery – whether it is in your personal or professional life, the ability to adjust perspective simply by changing our location can have a dramatic impact.  Several months ago one of the boards I sit

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August 10, 2012


The other day I caught a few minutes of one of my favorite movies of all time, Memphis Belle.  It is the story of an American B-17 flight crew in World War II.  During one scene in the movie the radio operator

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