Business Leadership

You’ve experienced it. That shift from the good ol’ days where you had time for big picture visionary thinking – to the present reality: you’re a business leader in the trenches. It may be time to call in the reinforcements and get a little outside guidance in the form of a Board of Mentors.

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Growth and the Questions Boards Should Be Asking

Written by Carol Coughlin

Time and time again we’ve seen public companies grow themselves out of business and one would wonder: Where was their board? While I’ve written many articles about what should have in place for sustainable, profitable growth, we haven’t yet looked at the board’s role in the equation. So, what questions does the board need to…

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Governance, Compliance, & Legal Matters

Written by Carol Coughlin

The Governance Committee’s Role in Board Succession Planning, Board Engagement and New Best Practices   There are volumes of articles focused on the succession of key management. Historically, however, not much has been written about board succession. This is not surprising, considering in the not-so-distant past, board directors were considered not unlike Supreme Court justices…

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Is Now the Time for Hyper-Growth?

Written by Carol Coughlin

Too many companies conduct end-of-year planning with seemingly no or only minimal interest in growth. If you were in their conference rooms you’d likely hear very general statements like, “We need to do better than we did last year.” Or you’d watch them put a percentage on next year’s growth because “that’s the percentage we…

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