Successful Board Directors or NEDs are united by some common traits. A range of soft skill that enables them to add individual value and that in turn drive their board careers.
Men are confident about their ability, but women don’t feel confident until they’ve checked off each item on the list.
Rejection is part of the process of gaining a board appointment. Staying positive and building your confidence is critical.
If you don’t have the right networks - Are you wasting your time? Absolutely not.
If you are a Senior Executive and looking for your first board appointment then, most likely, you have already begun to wonder HOW that transition will take place.
Congratulations, you have had your Board Interview. You need to be prepared for what happens next.
Like any consultant, recruiters have opinions. If you are pursuing a significant Board Role, chances are, you will be dealing with them.
20% of appointments in Australia are made through recruiters and adverts. You need to know how to make search firms work in your favour.
The most likely way you will gain a board appointment is by directly approaching an organisation. 15% of all appointments are made this way.
You might be surprised to learn that Old School Ties are NOT as useful as you think.
53% of all board appointments potentially occur through connections seen rarely or infrequently
Personal connections are valuable when searching for a board appointment, but which ones should you pursue.
When done properly, research will infiltrate every aspect of your board search process.
When done properly, online research will de-risk your appointment and elevate you above the competition.
Regardless of how you might be appointed, the Chairperson is key to whether you are appointed or not.
To put simply, you are only going to gain a board appointment in one of four ways. Which ones should you focus on?