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What is the role of a company’s board directors?  There are many possible, and valid, answers to this question. Guidance, oversight, succession planning, and executive compensation often are mentioned, and rightly so. But at the Private Company Governance Summit 2024, speaker Jon Wells of Midmark Corporation shared a different answer: to be a ‘professional question…

Unleashing the Power of Collaboration Today, we’re diving deep into a powerful quote by Jim Stovall that packs a serious punch: “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” Are you ready for…

At our February Cross-Chapter Power Networking session, we introduced a new format aptly named “Ask the Cross-Chapter Experts”. Our facilitator, XPX Nashville member, Lisa Kaufman, a sell-side M&A advisor to family-owned businesses called on 5 members (herself included) to present their “Current Client/Deal Challenge” to the group. Fellow members then became the “experts” providing input and possible resolutions for one of…

As a long-time business consultant and value growth advisor to middle-market companies, I frequently met business owners who didn’t recognize the urgency to plan for an eventual business ownership transition.  Such business owners commonly find themselves catastrophically unprepared when the time comes to sell their business, costing them millions of dollars in lost value.  I…

At XPX Next, our inaugural national conference, Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew  shares her research on the development of social capital. The following video is a master class on how to build and leverage one’s network for greater collaboration and success. View Dr. Booker-Drew’s full bio here.  Additional resources provided by Dr. Booker-Drew: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coin-circle-influence-network-worksheet-shelley-hammell http://www.boardnetusa.org/

Join us on Wednesday, May 11 from 10-10:45am for the next edition of our virtual and free Scaling Skills Speaker Series, “I’m Already Good at Conflict Resolution Damnit!! Our presenter is Terry “Doc” Dockery, Ph.D., and his experience has been that: a) constructive conflict resolution is essential to business success, and b) most folks think…

“If only your doctors practiced XPX Collaboration.” What does a real, collaborative, multi-advisor value-building project look like? In this 2nd conversation, get the in-depth story and play-by-play of a dynamic, complex value-building project from both the owner perspective and their multi-advisor team. An advisory team of a dozen professionals – and growing. How the heck…

What does a real, collaborative, multi-advisor value-building project look like? Get the in-depth story and play-by-play of a dynamic, complex value-building project from both the owner perspective and their multi-advisor team. An in-depth panel discussion and Q&A with Owners and their XPX Advisory Team A 2-part series: October 12th and November 9th What’s the owner…

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In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the Supreme Court tackled a very important question: under Title VII (the federal civil rights law), when is a job transfer discrimination? The Background Title VII makes it unlawful for an employer “to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against…

What is the role of a company’s board directors?  There are many possible, and valid, answers to this question. Guidance, oversight, succession planning, and executive compensation often are mentioned, and rightly so. But at the Private Company Governance Summit 2024, speaker Jon Wells of Midmark Corporation shared a different answer: to be a ‘professional question…

On March 8, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the new joint employer rule created by the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”). As we covered earlier this year, the now-struck-down 2023 Rule severely loosened the Board’s existing regulations by allowing a joint employer finding irrespective…

How many decisions do you make every day? According to Cornell University researchers: more than 35,000. Every. Single. Day. Decision-making is one of a CEO’s most important jobs, and one of the easiest to do wrong. It doesn’t have to be like that though. Here are 5 tips to improve your decision-making effectiveness – and help you…

Unlock the Potential of Buy-Sell Agreements and Estate Taxes with Premium Financing As a professional in the premium financing life insurance industry, staying informed about the strategies that can benefit your clients the most is crucial. One such strategy is premium financing, a powerful tool for paying estate taxes and fund buy-sell agreements. Join us…

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