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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?
The Board's 'Seven Year Itch'
The famous Marilyn Monroe comedy “The Seven Year Itch” examines the natural tendency of people to get bored and complacent after seven years of a relationship. Is it possible that companies and directors need to act after seven years to remove complacency and stay fresh and engaged? Let’s consider why companies and boards need to address the issue in a way that benefits all concerned.
In the Beginning
The Idea Business
Early in my career I had a boss, successful and entrepreneurial, who gave me this piece of advice: “Jim, you have to give people ideas. Most people do not have ideas.”
Most people have ideas . . . but I know what he meant. His longstanding success was based on giving people ideas that grew sales, helped develop new products and services, started new businesses, honed new strategies, forced new ways of looking at their operation . . . in short, ideas that created value.
Those are the ideas that are in short supply and high demand.
Kim Van Der Zon
The growing focus on board composition is a positive development in corporate governance, but board composition also has provided activist investors with another powerful potential lever by which they can attempt to wrest control of companies in their sights. Agree or disagree?
Contributing from day one
Getting ready to serve on a board begins with one’s own career performance and planning; but it doesn’t stop there. Success as a board member starts from the day you get an invitation to join. Here are tips for doing a good job as a director, from day one:
Board evolution: 'A new way to frame board succession
Book it: Best bets 'for board reading
My game changer
From iCompete by John T. Hewitt. Copyright ©2015 by JTH Publishing LLC. Published by A Book’s Mind (www.abooksmind.com).
How a skilled board 'should manage an 'internal investigation
The Directors & Boards Survey: 2015 Proxy Season and Shareholder Relations Survey
A key focus of this year’s survey on shareholder relations and annual meetings was on the importance of proxy proposals to the overall governance process. And our director respondents tended to reflect three board categories of response.
Many told us that such proxy proposals were not important at all to the overall governance process because the proxy proposals they have received were off the mark.
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…
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|If You Haven’t Been a CEO, Can You Hire a CEO?||/sites/default/files/2022-12/HireaCEO.mp3||12:48||nid=34020=nid|
|Do You Already Know Your Next CEO?||/sites/default/files/2022-12/NextCEO.mp3||08:45||nid=34018=nid|
|How to Achieve Boardroom Diversity||/sites/default/files/2022-12/BoardroomDiversity%20%281%29.mp3||19:42||nid=34011=nid|
|Onboarding the First-Time Director||/sites/default/files/2022-12/Onboarding.mp3||08:58||nid=34015=nid|
|Hybrid Workplace Success Requires the Right Culture||/sites/default/files/2022-12/HybridWorkplace.mp3||08:04||nid=34014=nid|
|Human Capital? Talent? How About Treating Employees as People?||/sites/default/files/2022-12/HumanCapital%20%281%29.mp3||04:54||nid=34013=nid|
|Duty of Oversight in Disruptive Times||/sites/default/files/2022-12/DutyofOversight.mp3||13:38||nid=34012=nid|
|Establish a Formal Process for the Board’s CEO Oversight||/sites/default/files/2022-12/CEOOversight.mp3||05:54||nid=34004=nid|
|Reflections on Corporate Wrongdoing||/sites/default/files/2022-12/CorporateWrongdoing.mp3||04:06||nid=34000=nid|
|Flexible Schedules Are a Must, Not a Perk||/sites/default/files/2022-12/FlexSchedules.mp3||05:19||nid=33999=nid|
|The Conscious Workplace: Fortify Your Culture to Thrive in Any Crisis||/sites/default/files/2022-12/Conscious.mp3||03:54||nid=34002=nid|
|My Board Journey: Lisa Greer Quateman||/sites/default/files/2022-12/MyBoardJourneyQuateman.mp3||05:30||nid=34003=nid|
|Director Reflections on Talent||/sites/default/files/2022-12/DirectorReflectionsonTalent.mp3||02:45||nid=34021=nid|
|Director Reflections on Talent||/sites/default/files/2022-12/DROTBrooke.mp3||01:10||nid=34016=nid|
|CEOs and Boards Are Putting Succession Plans to the Test||/sites/default/files/2022-12/SuccessionPlans.mp3||04:05||nid=34019=nid|
|Diverse Directors Help Companies Better Reflect Their Client Base||/sites/default/files/2022-12/DiverseDirectors_0.mp3||01:09||nid=34006=nid|
|Diversity Rules Work (If You Follow Them)||/sites/default/files/2022-12/DiversityRules.mp3||05:55||nid=34007=nid|
|Eight CEO Succession Planning Questions Boards Should Ask||/sites/default/files/2022-12/8SuccessionQuestions.mp3||08:13||nid=34005=nid|
|Modern Governance Requires Anti-Racist Leadership||/sites/default/files/2022-12/AntiRacist.mp3||04:45||nid=34008=nid|
|Stewardship and the Evolution of Holistic Governance||/sites/default/files/2022-12/Stewardship.mp3||10:44||nid=34010=nid|
|Women: Defy the Myths That Keep You From the Boardroom||/sites/default/files/2022-12/WomenMyths.mp3||08:01||nid=34017=nid|