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.
Defining your board aspirations is your first step. Telling people about them is the next thing you need to do.
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.
We all have Board Aspirations, but you need to make sure that the next board role or organisation you pursue is right for you.