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The Chairperson is your Key

We all know that Chair’s are confident, self assured individuals with great intellect and management skills right. Perhaps, but they are but they also spend much of their time concerning themselves with the dynamics of their board – particularly when it comes to appointing a new Director. In a previous article I looked at the … Continued


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The Four Ways Board Appointments are Made

Typically, board appointments take place via four avenues: Through your personal connections; By a candidate directly approaching a board or organisation; By responding to an advertisement or Through an executive search firm, recruiter or headhunter. Whilst some of these avenues are more effective than others, there is a strong chance that you will need to … Continued


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A Board Profile That Dares Them Not to Appoint You

Of fundamental importance is understanding and being able to articulate your offering to a board. Whilst this may seem obvious it is one of the most significant challenges I see potential board members struggle with. Further, beyond providing clarity in your own mind,  your board profile must also form the basis of your CV, your cover letter … Continued


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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