How to Attain a Top Board Seat

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: How to Attain a Top Board Seat, featuring Monica Burton, from Witt/Kieffer and Bob Pearson, from Pearson Partners International.
Some of the questions asked included:

  • Landing the first board seat remains a challenge. What are the key success criteria for landing your first board seat?
  • How does one decide on what is a practical objective—public, private, not-for-profit, etc?
  • How can I make myself a more attractive candidate for board work?
  • Do I need to know people who are already on boards to get on the short list for a board position?
  • Would I have more appeal to a top board if I start by joining the board of a small co, start-up, or community org?
  • What is a typical screening process for a Board Director candidate?
  • How are decisions made by the board to accept or reject a Board Director candidate?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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