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Director Duties and Responsibilities Part 1 standard

 The idea of joining a board of directors may sound appealing as the next step in your professional growth, but what exactly does a board director do? Bob Deignan shares with Keith Meyer the basic duties of a board director and sets expectations for what your time on your first board may look like. Bob Deignan is a retired Baker McKenzie partner and held various management positions at the Firm for over 40 years, including serving as an Executive Committee member. Mr. Deignan has significant experience in the areas of corporate governance and board training. He has served on numerous not-for-profit, privately held and reporting company boards.  Mr. Deignan is a Directors Academy board member.

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The Board’s Role in Shaping Corporate Culture standard

 Company culture is set from the top down. As the governing body for an organization, the board of directors must be cognizant of how the organization maintains its reputation and viability. Gail Golman Holtzman explores hot topics affecting the workforce from the #MeToo movement to the gender pay gap in this episode of The Craft of Governance with Keith Meyer. Gail Golman Holtzman is a principal for Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Holtzman has been practicing law for more than 30 years, defending a broad range of federal and state labor and employment claims, complaints and charges. In addition, she is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator and serves as a mediator. Ms. Holtzman is ...

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Transitioning from Board Member to Board Leader standard

The transition from the C-suite to the boardroom then to board leadership can cause some growing pains and create some gray area in understanding your role and responsibilities. James White and Keith Meyer explore the new skills you needed to develop to become an effective board member, the impact of being a diverse board chair, and how to adapt your leadership style to your evolving board roles, focusing on James’s personal transition from the CEO role to an independent director and then to board chairman. TRANSCRIPT [00:00:00] This is the craft of governance a podcast providing insight into the boardroom. Keith Meyer: [00:00:13] Welcome everyone to the Directors Academy podcast series focused on the craft of governance. It’s sponsored by ...

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