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4January 2017

Millennials: What Corporate Boards Need to be Thinking About

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 of every business. Before we [...]

27September 2016

Lands’ End of a Very Short Chapter

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 their "casual American style." Not [...]

29July 2016

Create a Continuous Learning Culture on Your Board, Today!

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The board of directors knows everything. Or do they? By virtue of their stature and prominence both within a corporation and outside, there is a somewhat unspoken belief that directors on a board already have all the experience and knowledge that they need. But in today’s hyper-evolving and hyper-competitive business environment this is no longer the case. Boards like everyone [...]

18July 2016

Disney’s CEO Succession: Timing Can be Everything!

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Only 27% of directors said their company “had adequate bench strength of insiders in its CEO talent pipeline,” according to PwC’s 2015 Corporate Directors Survey. The Walt Disney Company used to be one of these. Until April of this year, Disney seemed to have an internal successor in place to take over from CEO Bob Iger when he retired in [...]

15June 2016

Sony’s Woes and Email Lessons Learned

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Business, Corporate Governance|0 Comments

Originally published December 2014. Regrettably, Sony Pictures Entertainment is the latest company to suffer a cyber-attack. These events are becoming increasingly frequent and progressively more devastating. In this case, Sony had its computers and phones paralyzed which effectively brought the company to an electronic halt. And we all know that in today’s world an electronic halt is commensurate with calamity. [...]

15June 2016

Who’s Getting in? A Simple Look at Recent Female Director Appointments

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Business, Corporate Governance, Leadership|0 Comments

Originally published December 2014 Gender diversity is clearly an important topic in the corporate governance arena. I would even venture to say that never before has the issue of women in the boardroom or the lack thereof been more focused on. We are no longer discussing whether gender diversity makes sense or is desirable, this has been confirmed and proven [...]