With women making up roughly half of the workforce and the plethora of women directors graduating from the same programs as their male counterparts, the traditional explanation that women “lack the ambition or competence to direct the larger, commercial” films.
I had a bad week. A really bad week. No one died. There was no terminal diagnosis. No damage that is permanent. But it was bad enough that I started questioning my goals and priorities. It also got me thinking of a trip to Napa Valley. In wine country, I...
As I reflect on my 26 years of practicing law, I would like to say that all of the pivotal choices in my career were my own ideas – my own recognition of opportunities. That would not be entirely true. Many of my pivotal choices were significantly influenced...
The good news is that many of today’s companies have realized that hiring men and women from a wider spectrum of racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds is not only the right thing to do, but also makes business sense. Perceptive CEOs appreciate, as ample data demonstrate, that having a workforce...
The best team builders are those who have a team-oriented mindset—they firmly believe that the team has real value and that the identified goals cannot be achieved through individual effort.
In addition to focusing on outside spending, like most GCs, I was charged with managing my internal department budget and when I joined BB&T we were on the cusp of a major, company-wide cost-cutting initiative.
A healthy strategic planning process ends up becoming a sustainable part of how individuals and the team as a whole behave and want to operate into the future.
If you have not thought carefully about a succession plan, I would encourage you to put a process in place well in advance of making plans to retire or pursue other opportunities.
Former BB&T Corporation GC M. Patricia (“Pat”) Oliver writes for InsideCounsel on the various jobs that a GC has to juggle, and the people in the company who can help.
This article proposes methods for companies to achieve the benefits associated with having a preferred network while, at the same time, increasing the benefits that minority and women owned law firms can offer these clients.