Thoughts

Life as a public company’s director is not for everyone

TOM LONG
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 8:00AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 3:00PM EDT

Tom Long is managing partner of Tom Long Consulting Inc.

I spend my time meeting a steady stream of talented, highly accomplished, frequently fascinating individuals in the business world. Increasingly, those I meet are exploring how […]

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Never leave the job half-done when hiring a top executive

TOM LONG
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 8:00AM EST
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 8:00AM EST

Tom Long is managing partner of Tom Long Consulting Inc.

When a business leader is put into a new senior role, there is always a risk that it won’t work.  The risk may actually be quite […]

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Becoming a Director

Tom Long
Institute Corporate Directors, July 5, 2016

What skills do boards value most highly today – is there a shortage of some skillsets?

As a prospective board member, you have to be asking yourself: “Why me, rather than the next person? What is the unique individual contribution I could make to this particular Company board?” The […]

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