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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 [...]

24May 2016

Medical Leave: A Monkey Wrench in the Succession-Planning Process

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Originally published in SmartCEO.com. What do the CEOs of Overstock.com, Level 3 Communications and Valeant Pharmaceuticals all have in common? In the past year, they have all taken a medical leave. While their medical problems are different and unquestionably unfortunate, the impact on their companies could be far-reaching and, if not handled properly, devastating. The reality of medical leave among [...]

10May 2016

Board Succession Planning – 10 Winning Steps

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

By: Denise Kuprionis & Patricia Lenkov Quick, name the most important duty of a board of directors. Choosing the CEO? Monitoring and evaluating his performance? CEO succession planning? Setting strategy? Overseeing company performance? These are the key items that usually come to a director's mind when thinking about carrying-out her fiduciary responsibilities. However, there is another duty that is less [...]

29April 2016

Onboarding for Novices!

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

The fast-paced corporate environment and global marketplace of the 21st century has shortened the honeymoon period for newly hired executives. After conducting an exhaustive executive search, multiple interviews and extensive 360 degree referencing, the recruiting process is usually considered over. But even in the best of circumstances, this is in fact only the beginning of ensuring that the organization receives [...]

26April 2016

Is the Needle Moving for Women on Boards in the U.S.? A Quick Look at Actions and Initiatives

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Business, Corporate Governance, Leadership|0 Comments

By: Christiane Neumayer Gender diversity in the boardroom continues to garner attention. But what do the actual numbers look like? For all Fortune 1000, the number of women on boards has increased to 17.9% in 2015 from 14.6% in 2011 - an annual percentage increase of 0.8%. The Fortune 100 increased to 22.3% in 2015 from 19.6% in [...]