Board Seeker: Your Guidebook and Career Map into the Corporate Boardroom
For the Board Seeker… This is the first practical guide written specifically to help board-ready leaders and executives gain the knowledge, resources, and confidence to shape their successful personal “onboarding” program.
Assess the experience you’ve gained that makes you valuable to a board (there’s more than you think). Shape this into a powerful outreach portfolio, including a board resume, online image, and personal pitch. Gain the allies and mentors you’ll need (especially your boss), and build a targeted board network.
Learn step-by-step how board searches really happen, and how to master each stage. Prepare for the board interview and vetting process, and get ready for your first board meeting.
Ralph Ward is an internationally-recognized speaker, writer and advisor on the role of boards of directors, how “benchmark” boards excel, setting personal boardroom goals, and the future of governance worldwide. Ward is publisher of the online newsletter Boardroom INSIDER, the worldwide source for practical, first-hand advice on better boards and directors (www.boardroominsider.com). He also edits The Corporate Board magazine (www.corporateboard.com), the nation’s leading corporate governance journal.