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December 9, 2019

This month marks one year since our inaugural TEN|10 blog post, Gratitude in Action. Recognizing the philanthropic work of our clients and partners was an especially meaningful way for us to launch our blog. Now, the holiday season is here, and once again the TEN|10 Group is full of gratitude. We continue to watch our clients give back, not only with their checkbooks, but also with their time and talents. It’s this roll-up-your-sleeves-and-dig-in approach that gives real meaning to gratitude and giving back. In other words, it is the doing that counts. In that spirit, we chose to end 2019 by reprising the Gratitude in Action post. We applaud all of our partners who are out there doing good work all year. We’d like to recognize just a few.

October 29, 2019

When thinking about corporate culture today, diversity is a word that is sure to come to mind. From creating high-level positions — according to Google, approximately 20% of Fortune 500 companies now employ diversity officers — to weaving the term into a mission statement or list of core values, organizations big and small are developing strategies and tactics to ensure they recruit and nurture a diverse workforce.

August 28, 2019

We took a short summer break from blogging, and now we’re back with some tips on how to run an effective meeting. It’s a paradox​.​ Over the past decade, the means for workplace communication have proliferated, as have the tools available to support more efficient, productive and streamlined communication in the office. From phone, texting and internal messaging to slick apps like Slack, Flock, Google Hangout and Facebook Workplace, we have so many methods by which to exchange information, and yet our calendars seem to be more packed full of meetings than ever. 

June 12, 2019

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading for business enrichment, creative inspiration, or just for fun. Here are TEN|10’s top recommendations for your summer reading list.

May 15, 2019

Every organization has a culture. Whether it is willfully ignored, passively observed or intentionally nurtured, culture exists — and it is often instantly recognizable to internal and external constituents alike. Leaders who recognize the value in defining and cultivating culture will better position their firms to prosper through various market cycles and eras of disruption .

March 21, 2019

Asking questions is critical to the health and success of all organizations regardless of size or industry. We have observed the power of questioning firsthand. Our clients tend to be entrepreneurial by nature and well-practiced at digging deeper by asking pertinent, and often tough, questions. That said, sometimes there are important questions that fall by the wayside as leaders focus on metrics.

February 19, 2019

Whether chairman, inside director or outside director, occupying a seat on  a board  means more than just, well, occupying a seat. As discussed in our previous blog post, Adding Value as a Board Member: 10 Ground Rules, active involvement and commitment are critical. The same is true when it comes to managing a healthy board.

January 2, 2019

While this story is a work of fiction (and as they say in the movies, any likeness to actual people or events is purely coincidental), it could easily reflect the scene in boardrooms across the country. The collapse of Enron brought increased focus on corporate governance, but examples of governance failures continue to make headlines.

So how should boards, and more specifically individual board members, behave in order to best serve?

December 11, 2018

With the holiday season upon us, we often reflect upon the year in review — experiences we shared in 2018 and renewed focus on what is important. At TEN|10 Group our reflections are always wrapped in gratitude. Gratitude for our friendships with colleagues, for the challenges and rewarding work we get to do, and for our clients who both inspire and teach us regularly