The Best Tips and Tactics to Build Your Network of Director Mentors

Here at Future Directors, we’re big on the benefits of strong relationships, and the importance of aspiring (and existing) non-executive directors both having, and being, board mentors. Meeting and getting advice from as many directors as possible can be priceless, especially when you’re just starting out. But for a new director, finding one board mentor is hard enough – let …

Are you cut out to be a board director? Ask yourself these 7 Questions

There are millions of board directors in the world. Every company and organisation has them. Let’s be honest, many of them deserve their seat at the table. They bring huge value. Unfortunately, many do not. Just because you think you can be a director, doesn’t mean you should. Before getting started on a boardroom career, there is one question that every …

From Board to Bored: Resisting gender fatigue requires strategic choices on board diversity

By (Guest Contributor) Adele Langton // Is it ok to discriminate again yet? Can you imagine a worse question being asked in the halls of Australian ASX firms, government departments and small businesses? Anything more demoralising for the highly qualified women, youth and non-Anglo Celtics who are so tantalisingly close to the C-suites and boardrooms? Well watch out, it’s not as …

10 Questions to ask a prospective Board Member in 2018

By Warwick Peel, Co-founder and Chief Connection Officer // “Can somebody stop saying disruption, cyber attacks, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and climate risk? It’s doing my head in?” These are the words of those boardrooms stuck in the 1980’s and while many were born well before that (oops, so was I), it’s time we understood what Director mindsets we really …