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 …

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 …

Are you waiting for permission to lead?

By Paul Smith, Co-founder and CEO // Leadership, whether entrepreneurial, managerial, executive or non-executive doesn’t need experience, it needs attitude. Anyone can be a successful leader, but complacency can play no part. None! All to often I witness wannabe leaders (especially of the boardroom-type) waiting for things to happen TO them rather than making things happen FOR them. Exceptional leaders speak …

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 …