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September 22, 2013 Leave a comment

I have merged my blogs into one. The new blog will have the same great posts, but more of them. Please click on the new blog and register to receive new blog posts by email. Click on the following link for the new blog,

Thank you. Dave Tate

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National Center on Elder Abuse – Discussing What Is Elder Abuse

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

A good discussion and link from the National Center on Elder Abuse, discussing what is elder abuse, Click Here for article.

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)


Link – Management Is (Still) Not Leadership – I Like This To-The-Point Article by John Kotter

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

I like the following article by John Kotter.  It is a worthwhile read.  Management Is (Still) Not Leadership – for the article Click Here.  I have copied and pasted the following from Mr. Kotter’s discussion, but please read the entire article – it won’t take long to read:

“Mistake #1: People use the terms “management” and “leadership” interchangeably. This shows that they don’t see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays.

Mistake #2: People use the term “leadership” to refer to the people at the very top of hierarchies. They then call the people in the layers below them in the organization “management.” And then all the rest are workers, specialists, and individual contributors. This is also a mistake and very misleading.

Mistake #3: People often think of “leadership” in terms of personality characteristics, usually as something they call charisma. Since few people have great charisma, this leads logically to the conclusion that few people can provide leadership, which gets us into increasing trouble.

In fact, management is a set of well-known processes, like planning, budgeting, structuring jobs, staffing jobs, measuring performance and problem-solving, which help an organization to predictably do what it knows how to do well. Management helps you to produce products and services as you have promised, of consistent quality, on budget, day after day, week after week. In organizations of any size and complexity, this is an enormously difficult task. We constantly underestimate how complex this task really is, especially if we are not in senior management jobs. So, management is crucial — but it’s not leadership.

Leadership is entirely different. It is associated with taking an organization into the future, finding opportunities that are coming at it faster and faster and successfully exploiting those opportunities. Leadership is about vision, about people buying in, about empowerment and, most of all, about producing useful change. Leadership is not about attributes, it’s about behavior. And in an ever-faster-moving world, leadership is increasingly needed from more and more people, no matter where they are in a hierarchy. The notion that a few extraordinary people at the top can provide all the leadership needed today is ridiculous, and it’s a recipe for failure.”


Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)

NBIM/Government Pension Fund Global Publishes Corporate Governance Note

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

The following is a link to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation posting about a recent new corporate governance note by Norges Bank Investment Management which manages the large Norway Government Pension Fund Global.  Click Here  for the Harvard link. 

And  for the actual source link to the full discussion note on the NBIM website Click Here for the introduction page, and Click Here for the entire 44 page discussion.

More to follow after I give the listed criteria additional thought.  Generally speaking, the guidelines are broadly worded – it seems that in practice more definitive guidelines, goals or criteria will apply.

Dave Tate, Esq.

Link – Interesting Read – Re The Will of George Washington

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

The following is a link to an interesting article about the Will of George Washington (with attachments of the actual will), Click Here.

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)

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Failed Bank Litigation Against Officers and Directors- D&O Diary Link

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

The following is a link to the D&O Diary for February 18, 2013, re failed bank litigation update including actions against officers and directors, Click Here.

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)

Daily Updates: Privacy, Product Liability & Accident; Employment; Governance, Risk & Liability; & Nonprofit; Board & Director Responsibilities Video

February 17, 2013 Leave a comment

For your information, please click below for daily updates on various legal topics, and also the Board and Director Responsibilities video:

– Privacy & Information Update, Click Here.

– Product Liability & Accident Update, Click Here.

– Employment Law & News Update, Click Here.

– Governance, Risk & Liability Update, Click Here.

– Nonprofit Update, Click Here.

– Board and Director Responsibilities video: