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.
Chairs seek these 3 desirable attributes when looking for new board members. You need to understand what they are and how to leverage them in your favour.
This is the 15th year of me putting people on boards. It is an opportunity for me to reflect on the changes I have seen over that time and provide some of the key elements I have seen that are common with those who gained board appointments.