CHAPTER 7

Due Diligence: How to Join the Right Board, Grow Professionally, and Safeguard Your Director Reputation

Becoming a director is a massive commitment. It is essential to make sure the specific board opportunity you are eyeing is right for you and your future. Be sure to do your due diligence to identify any issues that you may face as a director at a specific company. Ultimately, due diligence can help you decide whether a specific board position is right for you. This chapter explains how to research information about companies as well as their boards and executives, how to identify red flags, and how to evaluate the information you uncover.

What Is a Good and Systematic Approach to Due Diligence?

It is important to research a company ...

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