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  • Opportunity Oversight

    Read Larry Bennigson and Frank Leonard's article, “Bringing Opportunity Oversight onto the Board’s Agenda”, in the Spring issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. Their conclusions about the dangers in an imbalance between risk and opportunity oversight are a provocative read for CEOs, leadership teams and boards of directors. Their insights...

  • Sustaining High Performance is Difficult

    Sustained high performance is difficult, and rare. Such performance requires corporate leadership to develop sensitivity to subtle, often ambivalent, signals of change, opportunity, and danger well before performance falters. Hindsight is everything but 20-20. When executives ask me “What went wrong?” my answer is often “it is not what went...

  • "First Light" Leaders

    In times past, CEOs kept close counsel, sharing their nascent strategic ideas or concerns with a narrow cadre of confidants. Fortunately leading CEOs have rejected this behavior. Now the best share ideas early and often. The goal–to inspire collaboration; to shape and hone these ideas; to improve them. We call these...

  • Invention vs. Innovation

    In organizations ranging from large corporate to tiny venture, from for-profit to non-profit, from enterprise-focus to consumer focus, the engine that consistently drives growth, value and impact is INNOVATION. The faster, more powerful the engine, the better the outcomes by any measure. Public markets place a premium on the value of...

  • Engaging the Board in a Strategic Dialogue: 6 Secrets for Success

    Recent governance reforms intensify the role of the board of directors, mandating increased involvement and contribution. Coupled with the sharp rise in merger and acquisition activity, directors are drawn deeply into the strategic dialogue. Read more >>

  • The Growth Premium: An Indicator of Innovation

    The Growth Premium--a Leading Indicator of the Robustness of Innovation Processes We know when growth pays, namely, when an enterprise is adequately profitable (earning more than its cost-of-capital) thus giving investors confidence that management knows how to deliver value-creating growth. The calculation of the level of profitability identifies whether the enterprise...

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 Tom Doorley spoke about entrepreneurs and boards on a panel at Columbia University Business School.

  • John Gaulding Chairman Energous

    John Gaulding, a Sage Partners' co-founder, has just been elected as Chairman of Energous Corporation (NASDAQ; WATT).   Energous

    February 27, 2015 | by Matthew Baker | 0 comments
  • Tom Doorley at Penn State Univ

    Tom Doorley has been invited to meet with faculty and students in Penn State's  College of Engineering's Entrepreneurship program.  

    February 27, 2015 | by Matthew Baker | 0 comments
  • David Rosenblum: Elected to Board

    David Rosenblum a Sage Partner was recently named to Hanmi Financial Corporation's Board of Directors. 

    August 11, 2014 | by Sage General | 0 comments
  • Opportunity Oversight

    Read Larry Bennigson's and Frank Leonard's article, “Bringing Opportunity Oversight onto the Board’s Agenda”, in the 2013 Spring issue of MIT Sloan Management Review.

    May 14, 2014 | by Sage General | 0 comments
  • Frontrunners

    Roland Van Kralingen (Partner) recently published his newest book in the Netherlands. "Frontrunners -The 8 Characteristics of Market Leaders".

    July 14, 2014 | by Sage General | 0 comments
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