Many people find the board appointment process overwhelming, whilst for others it is the opposite. What is it they know?
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.
Rejection is part of the process of gaining a board appointment. Staying positive and building your confidence is critical.
In short, yes. You can have a Non-Executive and Executive role at the same time. Indeed doing so, may be the best career decision you’ll ever make.
It may surprise you to know that the majority of new board appointments have neither past NED experience nor were/are CEOs.
Some simple and actionable advice on getting your board goals back on track for 2021.
The demand for Non Executive Directors never drops. If anything the competition for these positions increases in times of uncertainty.
Commercial board appointments are appealing for many because they offer an opportunity to build your career and you are likely to be remunerated.
Serving on a government board can give you the opportunity to exercise significant leadership, manage multiple-dollar budgets, and oversee more personnel.
Each sector (Government; Private and Not for Profit) have different sorts of board opportunities and all of which have different degrees of governance responsibilities risk and rewards.
Starting early on developing your board career is great in theory - but what do you do when life gets in the way.
People incorrectly think that they don’t have the right level of skills or experience to sit on boards. This is untrue if you are clear on what sort of board you would like to sit on.
A vast number of skills and level of experience are valued at board level. It is not just those with board experience who get appointed to boards.
Managing your Board expectations and aspirations can be made easier by asking yourself 8 questions. From there you can narrow down the sort of boards that you are likely to be appointed to.