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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…

Please join us on February 29 for our 20th annual Cocktails and Conversations program, presented by the Women’s Network of Miles & Stockbridge and featuring Brooke Lierman — the 34th Comptroller of the state of Maryland and the first woman to be independently elected to one of our state’s constitutional offices. We’ll kick off Women’s…

Whatever happened to the original 11 companies Jim Collins featured in his 2001 book Good to Great? As part of a review I recently published of Collins’ original book, I uncovered a few unexpected surprises that have occurred since.  Spoiler Alert: One dropped 88%, another dropped 99%, and a third declared bankruptcy. Book Overview. Good…

Learn to be a Rebel to Affect Change! Meet Harvard Business Contributor Dr. Todd Kashdan author of “The Art of Insubordination” click here to participate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-dr-todd-kashdan-author-of-the-art-of-insubordination-tickets-526218482647

When a new leader takes the helm, their decisions and maneuvers can cause a ripple effect that can be felt throughout your organization – especially regarding technological infrastructure. Even the most minute change can affect the delicate balance of technology within your organization and impact your control environment. During a leadership transition, CFOs have an…

Do you provide an employee orientation? That is great news, now what about onboarding?  If you are leaving this one out you are missing part of a winning team performance structure.  What is the difference and why utilize both?  One is informative and one is integrative, both are intended to get your new employees off…

Date: August 5, 2022 Start Time: 12 p.m. EST End Time: 1 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom Click here for free ticket: Unfear Fear and uncertainty have been undermining performance and well-being in the workplace for as long as we have had workplaces. Here’s a little-known fact of business: mismanaged fear is responsible for almost all of the dysfunction that most…

Date: June 3, 2022 Sign on Time: 10:50 a.m. Start Time: 11 a.m. End Time: 12 p.m. Questions: Chat Click Here for a free ticket: Donato Tramuto Compassionate leadership isn’t about being nice; when practiced effectively, it’s a strong leadership style that can elevate your spirits and profits. Compassionate leaders are not weak. They are tough leaders who understand that…

One of today’s biggest business challenges is based around talent. Leaders are attempting to overcome employee turnover and a finicky talent pool. The hiring process can be tedious and owners have a tendency to short-cut the effort by talking with colleagues and networking to get a great referral. This is not a good option for…

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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…

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…

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