The Patriots AGAIN? How the “Pats” business, people and rewards strategies drive their success

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In a story starting to seem as old as time, again the Patriots won the Super Bowl, this time against the Atlanta Falcons.  Since the arrival of Head Coach Bill Belichick, the franchise has been on that grand stage seven times, with five wins.  (There were two appearances at the Super Bowl prior to Belichick; both were losses for the Patriots.)  The Patriots have more Super Bowl appearances than any other team.   Although in deference to Pittsburgh fans, the Steelers have more wins with 6 in total.

There are lots of reasons to either like or dislike the Patriots, depending on which “camp” you align yourself with; and one of these reasons apply to both camps. 
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The Wealth & Income Gaps: an In-depth Study

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Catch up on the in-depth discussion pertaining to the Wealth and Income Gaps before our next issue of PSX! Michael Dennis Graham has completed the first three in his series of articles on that subject, with at least one or two more studies to come. In his series he examines the implications of the wealth and income gaps for people and the organizations that employ them.

In his first article, Graham begins his study with a discussion on why these gaps arose, looking at an array of authors, economists, pundits, and politicians to see where they agree and where they disagree.

In his second article – From the Bottom Up – Graham looks at how organizational and governmental changes can help narrow the gaps by improving the circumstances of the nation’s poorest citizens.psx blog

 

In Graham’s third article – From the Top Down – he examines how the wealthiest can help to pay for the needed programs and services (with some changes to tax codes) to bridge the gap.

 

 

Coming up in our next issue of PSX, Graham takes a GLOBAL view to see what changes or situations have helped other countries to narrow the gaps, and how or if those experiences could be used here in the United States.

We encourage you to join the dialogue by posting a comment below. You can access the most recent People Strategy Exchange Magazine – PSX here and can link to any issues you have missed on page 4.

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Is ‘Leverage’ the new Paradigm for Achieving Competitive Executive Compensation Plan

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Bob Birdsell explains how by using a S&P 500 Indexed Universal Life Insurance Policy, a Third Party Bank Loan, and a modest Company Investment, an organization can provide a very attractive program available to their most senior executives without incurring a new expense.
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The Three Myths of Leadership Development

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Article by Sheila Repeta with Jim Finkelstein

FutureSense explores the three fundamental assumptions that organizations have long held onto that lead to ineffective leadership development.


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GE: “Bringing Good Things to Life” in the Board Room

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The Board of Directors is accountable to shareholders and is expected to keep shareholders’ interests in the forefront.  Michael Graham explores why certain boards are resistant when shareholders want to nominate their own directors via proxy access.  
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The Wealth Gap

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This is the first in a series of articles on the subject of the gaps in wealth and income and the implications for people and the organizations that employ them. This month, we will start with a discussion on why it happened, looking at an array of authors, economists, pundits, and politicians to see where they agree and where they disagree.
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Enhance Executive Retirement Income without Adding Risk

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Bob Birdsell shows you how by coupling the power of leverage with competitive growth, an exit strategy, and tax advantages you may improve overall yield on an executive’s account by as much as 30% to 40%.


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Trends in Board Governance

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Seven Organizational Design Tip to Boost Profits at Private Equity Portfolio Companies

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Tim McConnell and Michael Woods examine  how portfolio companies can avoid organizational entropy, the silent killer of business performance.   Are you assessing a company’s value for a possible acquisition? Are you looking for a full or partial liquidity event for your portfolio company? Are you realizing the full potential of every business investment? Tim McConnell and Michael Woods look at seven organizational design tips to fully realize superior returns in middle-market private companies.
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Managing THE MOST OVERLOOKED RISK for Alternative Asset Management Firms

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Permanent disability of one or more of their key contributors is not something most organizations imagine. But for firms that rely on a few key contributors, a disability event could have a catastrophic effect on the organization’s sustainability.  Bob Birdsell explains why disability insurance is as important, and as accessible, as life insurance.
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