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Company Culture -Part 1-

What is it?

A Two-part Series with insight into Company Culture, and how to build and maintain it

"Employees make hundreds of decisions on their own every day, and culture is our guide..." ~ Frances Frei and Anne Morriss

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So You Want a Seat on the Board? -Part 1-

Part I of a Three-Part Series on How to Get and Prepare for a Board of Directors Interview

At some point in their career, most executives will begin to think about making the next move – joining that golden circle in the Board Room. The process, and successfully navigating it, can feel daunting and arcane. Often those who have the most Board experience don’t make the cut. Why is that? 

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Cyber Security

Keep One Step ahead

As technology continues to progress, hackers become more sophisticated and the threat of a cyber-attack increases, so you need to take measures to ensure your company’s, employees’, and clients’ information remains secure.

“In the annual PwC, CIO, and CSO survey of more than 9,600 global executives, 41 percent of US respondents had experienced one or more security incidents during the past year. And that number is rising. Respondents reported financial losses, intellectual property theft, reputational damage, fraud, and legal exposure, among other effects.” -"Cybersecurity: The new business priority"

 

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Creating a Succession Plan - Part 1

A Three-Part Guide on How to Properly Create a Succession Plan

What would happen to your company if you were to suddenly lose one of your key leaders? Is your company prepared? Do you have strong, best-in-class candidates ready to take charge at a moment’s notice? Here’s what you need to know to be prepared for this eventuality.

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Company Culture -Part 2-

Maintaining It

Now that you know – or at least have an idea of – what company culture is, how it’s built, and why it is so important to a business, it’s time to show you some of the best ways of maintaining that culture.

 

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So You Want a Seat on the Board? -Part 2-

Part 2 Three-Part Series on How to Get and Prepare for a Board of Directors Interview

Now that you have the big picture it’s time to get down to business. In this segment we’re going to look at the other side of the table – the side you want to wind up on! How does the board function? What is the selection process? What do they look for in a prospective final candidate? These questions, along with other insights, will help you achieve your goal of attaining a board seat.

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Nonprofit Boards

Stepping Stones to Corporate Board Positions

Corporate committees usually want people who have previous or current experience serving on a board because those people already have an understanding of how a board functions and already possess the etiquette  and integrity people look for in board members.

At this point you are probably asking; “What does serving on a nonprofit board have to do with this?” Here’s why you should consider this option.

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Creating a Succession Plan -Part 2-

A Three-Part Guide on How to Properly Create a Succession Plan

Once you’ve committed to creating a Succession Plan for your company, developed a roadmap for the decision-making process, and determined which leadership positions should be included, it’s time to begin identifying and assessing potential leaders.

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12 Essential Qualities Executives Should Possess

To be a truly effective and respected leader there are certain qualities you must possess. While some of these qualities may come to you naturally, many of them are learned from mentors and gained through experience. In this article we’re going to outline 12 qualities that are an absolute must for any executive as well as those seeking to climb the leadership ladder.

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So You Want a Seat on the Board? -Part 3-

The Final Segment of a Three-Part Series on How to Get and Prepare for a Board of Directors Interview

Now that you know how a board functions and what they’re looking for in a new member, it’s time to prepare for your interview.

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Future Thinking a Must for IT

Is Your Company Ready for the Future?

"Does your IT Department anticipate shifts in business and take the steps to prepare for future needs, or does it merely cater to the present day needs? This is something you need to know..."

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Creating a Succession Plan -Part 3-

A Three-Part Guide on How to Properly Create a Succession Plan

Now that the research, interviews, and data gathering is complete, it’s time to create a presentation worthy of submitting to the Board and C-Suite. 

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