Tag: board governance

OLGA MACK & KATIA BLOOM: SERENA WILLIAMS AND STAR-POWERED BOARDS

Some organizations shine while others struggle. Some navigate difficult points with greater ease than others and cultivate a more popular and appealing acceptance in the broader public space. The reasons for this may be many and varied. In this article, our Contributors Olga Mack and Katia Bloom look at the many benefits of star-powered Boards for today’s growing organization.

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BOARD GOVERNANCE EXPERT NANCY MAY SPEAKS TO A NEW APPROACH FOR SUSTAINING HIGH PERFORMANCE BOARDS

Nancy May tackles the issue of sustaining high performance boards. A leading expert in the field, she speaks to the challenges and opportunities this presents. In her words: “In these times, boards need to be more dynamic than they are today, if they want to continue to succeed. Life term directors and board “continuity” are no longer the prime means of keeping a board strong. Boards need to “refresh” and “re-balance” in response to changing business environments.”

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HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS REFLECTING DEEP LEGAL INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

Each of the new Advisory Board members brings unique insights and experiences of the legal industry in their various capacities as clients, practitioners, founders, analysts, commentators, technology advisers, investors and media. They join world-class colleagues who have supported HPC since its inception – the resulting combination of intellect and experience is second to none.

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NANCY MAY: DIVERSITY – RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Nancy May is President and CEO of The BoardBench Companies and one of the smartest folks we know. We love that Nancy is a straight-talker. She calls it. No fuzz on it. In her view: “.. this boardroom diversity “thing” isn’t going away. Diversity and equality in the boardroom is coming. How soon you face it and embrace it is up to you. Resistance is futile. We’re with Nancy. How about you?

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OLGA MACK & NEHA SAREEN: CORPORATE GROWTH AT CISCO – MORE THAN NUMBERS

Those who think gender diversity on boards is merely “for the sake of diversity” can learn from Cisco’s example – our expert Contributors argue. Olga V. Mack and Neha Sareen make the connection between how business is done – and good business. They point to industry leader Cisco, where innovation in tech is matched by innovation in corporate culture. Cisco is one of the few companies that has recognized the importance of gender diversity on its board: when diverse leaders make big picture decisions, corporate culture thrives, and corporate growth follows. You can read their analysis here.

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Customers First, Investors Last – What were they thinking? Board Expert Nancy May Speaks

What we believe is real, and will eventually be proven again as real to the Street, is that customers, and employees are the two key drivers of corporate success. When I say “again” I’m referring to Peter Drucker’s famous quote from decades ago: “the purpose of a business is to create and keep customers.” So many seem to have forgotten this, or have never even heard of it.

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