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February 25, 2014


I am often asked by board chairs for suggestions on reading materials that will help enhance the effectiveness of their board.  I thought today’s blog post would be a good opportunity to share several of these suggestions.   Start-Ups:  Startup

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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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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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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 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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July 31, 2012


college papers p>In my first week of practicing law, a senior partner at the firm had some great advice for me:  ask questions.  He went on to tell me that the firm was always nervous when new associates didn’t ask

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July 28, 2012


The other day I attended a Board of Directors meeting for one of the organizations I am involved in.  At one point during the meeting I looked around the room at the other board members and I noticed something: more

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January 2, 2012


New Year’s resolutions—for the most part, are intended to improve our life in some way (e.g. “exercise”, “eat healthier”, “spend more time with the family”, etc.).  It is estimated, however, that well less than half of all New Year’s resolutions

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