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Trends & Tips: How to Get on a Board


How to get on a board is a newer interest of clients, but for years we’ve helped dozens of people become and stay meaningful directors. Frequently clients have been recognized as Directors to Watch, are featured speakers at NACD governances, and more recognition. Our governance insights have often led to lead articles and speeches; e.g. Soder, Clarke and the late Ferraro led an early Best Practices conference for Corporate Board. 


Board Interview Basics” includes advice from prominent directors.


Tips for How to Get on a Board: 


  • Show your willingness to commit time to study, digest and understand the facts, to say yes to tough jobs and challenge assumptions.

  • Define yourself. Know what you bring to the table.

  • Get behind the Looking Glass. Understand what a company needs, now and in future.

  • Be well prepared for formal and informal interviews, from directors and affiliates.

  • Don’t wait until you’re in your 50s or 60s to begin marketing yourself.



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