The Role of Introverts in the Boardroom

As the old saying goes, it takes all types to make up the world. However reading the literature about introverts, one can quickly come to the conclusion that they have no place in the boardroom. According to the Myers & Briggs Foundation, introverts are seen as reflective and reserved. They feel comfortable being alone and [...]

Cybersecurity & Corporate Boards: Vigilance is Not Enough

Mention cybersecurity these days and reactions vary from concern to all out dismay and anxiety. We are living in an era of extreme technological transformation whether it be due to the emergence of the cloud, increased mobile use, social media, or the growth of the "internet of things" or as it has sometimes called, "the [...]

Four Experts, Many Insights on Diversity and Corporate Governance

Board-Talk is a weekly online live broadcast where I am privileged to converse with expert guests about the topic of diversity and corporate governance. It was conceived because despite the fact that we have long known that diversity in the boardroom is good for business, the rate of change is glacial at best. Our initial [...]

NACD Champions Diversity in the Boardroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2017) — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced a partnership with MOSH. to live stream a 10-part weekly series called Board-Talk: Diversity and Corporate Governance. Using MOSH.’s unique digital platform, viewers will hear from and engage with experienced directors, investors, and diversity experts each week—in [...]

Proxy Advisors ISS and Glass Lewis: Director Overboarding in the Spotlight

It may shock you to know that in 1974, more than 90 directors served on 5 or more major corporate boards in the U.S. (from Who Killed the Inner Circle? The Decline of the American Corporate Interlock Network, Johan S.G. Chu & Gerald F. Davis. Today the topic of director overboarding is commonly deliberated and [...]

Interviewer Tips: Decoding Non-Verbal Communication

Job seekers may think that acing an interview is as easy as putting on a pressed shirt, showing up on time and confidently selling themselves and their skills to the interviewer. But while all of the above are important and absolutely a good start that is all they are, a start. There is so much [...]

Streamline the Hiring Process to Attract the Best Talent

The need to hire varies from company to company. Maybe your organization is just starting out, and you’re at that exciting point where you are building your dream team. Perhaps you’re expanding, and you’ve recognized that the demand for your product and services is now greater than the output of your current workforce. Or have [...]

The 7 Deadly Sins of LinkedIn Profiles

LinkedIn has unequivocally changed the nature of business relationships. We are now visible and increasingly interconnected. Detailed career information is out there online for anyone and everyone to see. We share specifics of our job responsibilities, reporting relationships and even our personal networks. As a result the practice of recruitment has irrevocably changed as well. [...]

Millennials: What Corporate Boards Need to be Thinking About

Millennials are taking over the world! Ok, not quite but by 2020 (only three years away) they will represent 50% of the global workforce according to PWC. And Forbes has reported that by 2025 they will be 75% of our workforce. Like it or not, this generation is becoming increasingly more critical to the success [...]

Lands’ End of a Very Short Chapter

According to the 2010 census, Dodgeville, Wisconsin had 4,693 residents. Aside from farming, Dodgeville's main industry is the corporate headquarters of Lands' End with approximately 6,000 employees. Full disclosure, I am a big fan of Lands' End products. They are uncomplicated, generally unembellished and very functional. Recently Fortune magazine said the company is known for [...]