MORE NEWS & ARTICLES
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick M. Shanahan joins Leidos board of directors
Leidos, a defense, aviation, information technology and biomedical research company, headquartered in Reston, Va., appointed Patrick M. Shanah to it Board. He served as the 33rd United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2017 to 2019…
NACD's Director Professionalism course will be held in Miami. The course covers the boardroom fundamentals all directors need to confidently take a seat at the boardroom table. This highly interactive two-day course is led by seasoned directors and leading corporate governance experts. For more information visit here.
The Global Ethics Summit will be held in New York City. CEOs, board chairs, governance and risk management leaders, communications executives, and government and regulatory officials will gather to address the theme of "Elevating Value Through Integrity: How Leading Companies Accomplish Excellence Worldwide." For more information visit https://globalethicssummit2015.com/#schedule.
The National Association of Corporate Directors will host a "Leading Minds of Compensation" discussion on the latest executive and director compensation challenges and trends with "the peers who truly understand the complex issues you face—your fellow committee members and today's leading compensation experts." The half-day program will be held in New York City. For more information visit here.
Thrust into the Spotlight
Typically I maintain a low profile. My philosophy is that editors should be like stage directors, orchestrating the production from behind the curtain. If there is any attention to be gotten, I prefer my authors get the recognition for their good works.
But occasionally I get thrust into the spotlight. It happened last month when a good colleague featured an interview with me in his own publication.
My Grandchildren's World
For 25 years I have delivered a “Thanksgiving Day Address” to my family and friends who gather at my home on this special American holiday that glorifies our nation as a land of opportunity, of sharing, of plenty.
This year my Thanksgiving address focused on the world my granddaughters were born into. With the births of Francesca and Madeleine, 2014 was a pivotal year for the Rock family. Will it be a pivotal one, perhaps a turning point, or even an inflection point, for the world?