Announcing the Launch of our New Website

After months of development, Future Directors is excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website. The remodel of the site was conducted from the ground up and includes streamlined navigation and a revamped toolbar. We’ve also refined the structure of our content and added more of it. This means more news and insights, plus success stories to …

Best practice LinkedIn connection requests….please!

By Paul Smith, co-founder & CEO.  I think many out there in LinkedIn land need to read this. ALWAYS USE A PERSONAL MESSAGE. No matter what. Even if you have just met them or are even friends. It’s best practice, its engaging, it sets up the relationship in the right way from the get go. If you cannot be bothered …

5 Steps to Getting a Paid Board Role

For most directors and those looking to find ways into the boardroom, direct financial remuneration is rarely at the top of the list when it comes to incentives. There are plenty of other benefits non-executives can expect to gain that will help them in their careers (I recently outlined four unexpected benefits in another article that you can check out here). However, this …

5 critical mistakes young people make when looking for a board role

Becoming a board director at a young age can be a tremendous boost to your career and the impact you want to make on the world around you. However, without the right preparation you can often make it much harder than it need be. Here are five of the most critical mistakes we see young people make when trying to …