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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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