Pandemics. Poison Pills. Public. Private

Pandemics, Poison Pills, Public and Private Try saying that three times really fast. The title of this article is more than a mere alliteration for many companies, and is, instead, a reality that many businesses face in light of COVID-19 (C-19).  Pandemics Promulgate Poison Pills In recent months, there has been an upheaval of markets…

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Business: The Living Organism

Characteristics of Life There is a concept known as corporate personhood, that is, the legal notion that a corporation, separate from human beings that run and operate it, have legal rights and responsibilities that are typically only enjoyed by natural persons. The United States Constitution protects corporations under the Fourteenth Amendment (Trustees of Dartmouth College…

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Everyone Needs A Coach

In a recent Ted Talk featuring Bill Gates. Interestingly the point Bill highlights—and the one characteristic common to all high performing individuals, from executives to athletes—is the fact that they all have a coach. Yet, nearly two-thirds of executives of the world don’t. In fact the majority of individuals over 60% are embarrassed to consider, let…

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How and When to Communicate Your Business Is For Sale

Selling your business can feel like an all-consuming task requiring so much of your time and attention that it can cause you to lose sight of your day-to-day business while making you feel as if you are a character in a Tom Clancy novel. While engaging in the sale of your business, it is imperative…

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Corporate Crisis Prevention and Readiness

cri·sis (/ˈkrīsis/) noun. A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. Based on this definition, this kind of event might seem like a daily occurrence for some businesses. The reality is that most companies don’t face the sort of crisis that can cripple a business with any frequency. Many disasters are avoided and altogether mitigated by careful…

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Corporate Governance Epics and Fails

Corporate Governance establishes the controls and policies to inculcate corporate behavior and guide organizations toward their goals while controlling risks and assuring the business complies with regulations and fiduciary responsibilities. The idea behind corporate governance is to set the parameter which defines the relationships between shareholders, stakeholders, management, directors, and others within the sphere of the…

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Consumer Products Goods Company

Consumer Goods Product Company SYNOPSIS Consumer Product Goods Company Location: Monterrey, Mexico Revenue Size: >$500 million Number of Employees: >2,000 Situation: Third generation co-leaders needed assistance with succession planning, corporate governance, leadership development and succession planning. VALUE DRIVERS  Leadership Vision, Strategy, Purpose Goal and objective alignment Execution exceptionality  Revenue Growth Volume Balanced supply with demand…

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How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out In this insightful article by Karen Firestone,  President and CEO of Aureus Asset Management, an asset management firm which serves as the primary financial advisor to families, individuals, and nonprofit institutions, and who also cofounded Aureus after 22 years as a fund manager and research analyst…

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