Recruitment

The Fundamental Attribution Error Changes Everything

You may ask what the Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE) is. Malcolm Gladwell writes about this in his bestselling book, Tipping Point. He writes that the Fundamental Attribution Error stems from the fact that people ‘instinctively want to explain the world around them in terms of people’s essential attributes.’ In other words, they do not take … Continued


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Branding Yourself as a Non-Executive Director

When it comes to gaining a seat on a board, your ‘brand’ can make the difference between being considered appointable or not. Further, having a brand that does not suggest you are a Non Executive or desire to be appointed to a board can prevent opportunities even presenting themselves to you. As such, getting your brand right is probably … Continued



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What Does a Successful Board Candidate Look Like?

Board Direction helps you fast track your board appointment – find out more. I needn’t tell you that there are as many types of boards as there are sectors and industries within. Therefore, the advice I am presenting you about being a successful board candidate, will need to be filtered into your own industry context, … Continued


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Gaining a Role on a Not-for-Profit Board

  Over the past few weeks I have been looking at the various types of boards. Today I would like to discuss one that’s probably my favourite: the Not-for-Profit Board. The merits of serving on a Not-for-Profit board Time after time I hear clients of mine articulate that they are not interested in any opportunities … Continued


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Gaining a Board Role in the Commercial Sector

I have written before about the 3 types of boards that are commonly available to those who seek to serve on a board. I previously wrote about Government Boards and Committees. Today I want to focus on boards in the Commercial Sector and the different strategies and tactics required to gain an appointment. 5 Different Types of … Continued


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Finding a Role with Government Boards or Committees

There are 3 types of boards that are commonly available to those who seek to serve on a board. They include: Government Boards & Committees Commercial Boards Not for Profit Boards In this article I want to focus on Government Boards and Committees. Government Boards and Committees exist in a wide range of industries In Australia, … Continued


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Do You Really Want a Board Directorship?

If you are considering becoming a Non-Executive Director, it is of vital importance that you understand the risks associated with holding board directorships. You probably would not be reading this if you had not already decided, in your mind, that the rewards of a board directorship outweigh the risks. However, that does not necessarily mean … Continued


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The Risks and Rewards Associated with Becoming a NED

There are a number of experienced non-executives who, when offered the opportunity to join a board, their first response is a definite no. In their minds, the risks – reputationally, financially and personally – are just too high. They need these risks mitigated prior to even contemplating taking up a directorship. With this in mind, … Continued


Recruitment, The Value of NEDs

Making the Transition from CFO to NED

There are hundreds of companies looking for Non-Executive Directors (NEDs). However, gaining a board appointment is highly competitive – with there being more candidates than opportunities. Still, if you are a CFO, I have good news; for the majority of organisations looking for a new Non-Executive Director, CFOs & finance professionals are highly sought after. … Continued


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The Perfect Board Candidate?

There are literally thousands of boards operating in a countless number of industries across Australia and each one operates within its own context and has various peculiarities unique to them. As such, it often seems difficult to decipher exactly what they might value in a new board member. This confusion is often compounded by a board’s desire … Continued