By Jane Howze, page 1
The year was 2009 and social media was in its nascency. Twitter and Facebook were five years old, and Instagram did not exist. One of my colleagues, Sarah Mitchell (who always seems to sense a trend), suggested that The Alexander Group (Alex & Red's sister firm) publish a weekly blog with authorship rotating among our team. The Alexander Group blog was born, and this week celebrates ten years. Alex & Red soon followed, launching its own ...MORE >
CEOs, Celebrities and Scientists Join Innovators and Creators at 2019 Milken Global Conference to Focus on "Driving Shared Prosperity"
Earlier this month, I attended the exclusive, invitation-only 22nd annual Milken Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton hotel—home of the Golden Globes. This year’s theme was “Driving Shared Prosperity.”
For three days, 4,000 attendees from 70 countries heard more than 800 entertainment, Wall Street, philanthropic, economic, scientific and global political leaders address topics including finance, government, medical research, nutrition, equality, the environment, philanthropy, technology, media, education, longevity and human capital. With as ...
Pursuing a board position? Last week, I wrote about interviewing with the search firm engaged to fill the open board seat, emphasizing that it's important to demonstrate that you "get" the board's role and how it functions. This week, I discuss the next stage in the process: meeting with the company. Here's what you need to know.
1. It may be a lengthy process.Very few boards conduct searches with tight deadlines ...
In the past, we have written about how to land a board position, listing the steps you should take to allow yourself to be "found," because getting invited to join a board requires a different approach than seeking a C-suite position. We have also written a primer for first-time board members. But how do you ace the interview?
First things first: The Initial interview with the search firmThe search firm will be vetting several ...