Board Effectiveness: Don’t let your board members lie down on the job.
30 Apr

Board Effectiveness: Don’t let your board members lie down on the job.

A board member’s value is fully realized when they are an engaged and active part of the board and the company. Unfortunately, some end up just taking up space. Most board members who “retire on the job” but keep serving…

Getting Great Results From Your Next Board Member
28 Apr

Getting Great Results From Your Next Board Member

A Board Search Firm’s Take on Getting Great Results From Your Next Board Member.
So one of your current directors/advisors wants to move on or you want to expand and is time to add a new board member. Typically the first thought…

Best way to get noticed as a diversity board candidate!
20 Nov

Best way to get noticed as a diversity board candidate!

Many companies strive to bring diversity to the Board of Directors.  As a matter of fact, in August of this year, the State of California passed Senate Resolution 62, calling publicly-held companies to place at least three females on boards…

Keys to Hiring a Non-Family CEO
29 Oct

Keys to Hiring a Non-Family CEO

In private, family-owned companies, often there comes a time to have a non-family member be the CEO. This can be a challenging decision for the company and, more importantly, the family to make. The big questions are:
1. Will there be…

MVD – Most Valuable Director
07 Oct

MVD – Most Valuable Director

In looking at your board members, how do you evaluate their value to the business? Having a room full of Most Valuable Directors (MVD’s as we like to call them) will lead to success.  The first thing is to determine…

Squandered Opportunity!
16 Sep

Squandered Opportunity!

In the local paper today there was an article in the business section about a local tech company that was sold for a fraction of its former value.  All I could think was, what a squandered opportunity!  This instance could…