Seeking a corporate board seat

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Knowing how to get on a corporate board can be a struggle. This guide outlines a process for executives to think through:

  • The kinds of boards they might want to be part of
  • What unique value they bring to a board
  • Brand building for the search process
  • Composing your board bio
  • What skills boards are looking for
  • How to conduct a search
  • How to do due diligence on a company

Take the first step – Ask yourself the following questions

  • Why do I want to be a director?
  • What value can I bring to a board?
  • Can I commit the amount of time needed?
  • What kind of company do I want to be involved with?
    • Industry/sector
    • Private, public, private equity-owned
    • Startup, growing, established
    • Small, medium, large
  • What is my timeframe for a position?
  • Will my employer allow me to take a board position?
  • Do my previous or current business relationships pose any issue with me being independent?

Understand what boards are seeking

How would you describe the importance of having the following skills, competencies or attributes on your board?

 

 

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