Who’s the Boss? How to Handle Overbearing, Micro-Managing Board Chair

One of the more common issues that board members face is when an executive director or board chair becomes challenging to work with. Often, this may not always be a power struggle, but instead highlights a top-heavy governance model, where one individual has to make too many decisions. Mutual trust and respect must be prioritized, […]

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How to Eject from an Unethical Board

Taking the call to serve as part of a board is a big decision that requires much introspection and assessment of one’s long-term goals and future career path. Similarly, when you make the decision to resign from a board, it should be given a great deal of thought. As a board member however, you have […]

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Network Your Way to the Boardroom Table

Joining a board role is not the same as getting a position for which you applied. Boards are usually more exclusive and function like a fraternity or private business club, where candidacy is only possible by invitation. You may be thinking about connecting with search firms and keeping them close to fulfil your board dreams, […]

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Will a Board Role Help you Secure a Job Promotion?

  In today’s highly competitive world, most managers operate by the Peter Principle, which follows the observation that individuals are promoted because they are outstanding in their current role, but they have the capability to handle a more senior position. This means that professionals no matter where their career path is, must make decisions that […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Your Board Career

There’s no doubt that a board career can enhance your professional life and give you a leg up. Whether you choose to associate with a Not-For-Profit organisation, join an early stage high potential company advisory board or a private corporation board, serving on a board gives you unwarranted opportunities for growth and builds your unique […]

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