Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ep 14. – Preparing for Executive Transition: The Board’s Role and Perspective

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode Tom Adams speaks with Pamela Gilbert, Chair of the American Antitrust Institute’s Board of Directors about the board’s roles and challenges in preparing for and successfully leading an executive transition.

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Six Tips for Boards: Preparing for Executive Transition

By Tom Adams, Director, Succession and Sustainability  Executive transitions may look simple and straightforward to some board leaders. As Pam Gilbert, current Board Chair of American Antitrust Institute observed, “If your executive is doing her or his job well, they … Continue reading

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US Stocks Worst Week Since Before Election

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 25th US Stocks had their worst week since before the election on concerns over whether the president’s agenda will meet investor expectations.  The S&P 500 sank 1.4% and the Dow dropped 1.5% … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Posted Smallest Gain Since Last Summer

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 18th US Stocks rose slightly over the week as it appeared, based on Fed comments, that they would not raise rates as quickly as the market was expecting. The S&P 500 gained … Continue reading

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How to Lead Change Management

By Laurie Tarpey, CPA, Senior Manager in Raffa, P.C.’s Managed Accounting Practice Do you find that when you’re facing a challenge similar to one you’ve seen before, you think you know exactly what to do?  Maybe your manager told you what she thinks the … Continue reading

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GM sold Opel Unit to France’s Peugeot

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 11th US stocks posted their first down week since January on a decline in oil prices. Oil fell below $50 to $48.49 a barrel and dropped 9.1% for the week.  The S&P … Continue reading

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Target Posted Declines in Profit and Sales

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 4th US stocks posted their sixth straight week of gains posting record highs yet again on investor optimism. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% and the Dow gained 0.9%, for the week.  Internationally, … Continue reading

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