There are a number of things that you should do NOW if you are looking for a board appointment. The end of your executive career is too late.
Looking for a Non-Executive Director role? There are many other types of board roles in Australia that you should consider.
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.
One of the most valuable things you can do to gain a board appointment is to simply start telling people you are looking for one.
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.
We cover everything about getting a board role in Australia including board aspirations, roadblocks, personal connections, leveraging your C-suite experience, skills matrix & board fit, in-demand demand board roles & skills.
Any board appointment will incur some risks, for most, the rewards far outweigh these risks. There are at least 7 rewards to holding a board role.
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.
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.
Some simple and actionable advice on getting your board goals back on track for 2021.
The most likely way you will gain a board appointment is by directly approaching an organisation. 15% of all appointments are made this way.
Connections are valuable when it comes to gaining a board appointment and LinkedIn is an under-utilised way to develop these connections.
Your network of business, professional and personal contacts, is the most valuable and transportable asset you have. A properly nourished network can truly work wonders for your board career.
There are 4 key things to work when developing personal or professional connections - your motivation, authenticity, passion & mantra.