CHAPTER 5

Director Roadmap: Practical Steps to Become a Director

The board journey is an intentional process. You must be prepared to articulate your unique value proposition, forward essential board documents such as board biography and board resume, and build relationships intentionally and strategically.

Here are some tips that I consistently hear from seasoned directors to get both the first and the subsequent board appointments:

  • Work with your employer’s support to secure your first board position.
  • Patience and persistence are critical to finding your first board opportunity.
  • Understand what types of boards you target and what trends affect your industry and target companies.
  • Intentionally brand yourself in ways consistent with your value ...

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