The 3 Most Common Challenges Faced by New Directors

By Paul Smith, Co-founder & CEO // At the Future Directors Institute, we help people overcome the challenges and obstacles of starting their boardroom careers and finding their ideal positions as non-executive directors, whether that’s on a corporate, non-profit, start-up etc. But our Alumni have often found that once they achieve this initial goal, there are new challenges to deal …

The 9 Best Attributes of Effective Board Directors

Being a board director requires a certain amount of nous, intelligence and compassion. If you’re an aspiring board director, you might be wondering whether you’ll have what it takes. But as long as you have these attributes (or are willing to learn them), you can become an effective board director. Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EQ) is potentially more important than …