Getting Your Boss Onboard

Now you’re really getting somewhere with your onboarding campaign. You’ve made an effective inventory of your boardability assets (which also gives you a good checklist of items you still need). You’ve drafted a strong, one-page board résumé, one that coordinates well with your full-career résumé. You have some solid references ready to back you up. So are you ready to go live with your board-wannabe campaign?

Not quite yet. There is a next step for your onboarding campaign that may be the most crucial of all. Before you pick up the phone, send a text message, or slip anyone your business card, there’s one important player who may prove to be your toughest onboarding checkpoint.

Yes boss.

Assuming that you’re ...

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