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January 27, 2014


Ex-Tyco International CEO Dennis Kozlowski was released from prison this week after serving more than 8 years following his conviction on felonies related to unauthorized compensation he received from the multinational company.  Catherine Neal wrote an interesting column on Business

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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 3, 2012


A friend of mine was recently appointed to the board of directors for a private insurance company,  while relaying the news to me, he asked which board committee he should join.  The question seemed strange to me so I asked

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In any setting, arrogance is dangerous.  As a society, we appreciate confidence as a characteristic of leadership.  However, that appreciation wanes when confidence crosses over the line to arrogance – marked by a sense of immunity from error or folly. 

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One of the more common questions I receive from board members is: “how do you get rid of a fellow board member?” Not qualified; fails to attend board/committee meetings; not a good fit; or perhaps is a distraction because of

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Last week I had the fortunate opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and attend the Annual Meeting of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.  Today’s blog, which takes a look at the keynote speech from the Annual Meeting,

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There is a common phrase in the non-profit board member recruitment world:  ”Time, Talent and Treasure” — a reference to the 3 most sought-after board of directors qualifications when looking for new board members.  I agree with the first 2

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November 16, 2011


I am often asked by friends and colleagues about how many Boards should they join? Or more to the point—how many Boards are too many?  Unfortunately, there is no magic formula to assist in answering this question.  Nevertheless, an individual’s

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