Board membership is an adventure in leadership unlike any other. Individuals who are new to the role of director will be challenged in new and unique ways.
In order to meet this challenge head-on, they’ll need to continually develop their expertise while adjusting to a system of checks and balances that is meant to help bring the best decisions forward.
An experienced CEO or CFO may jump into a first-time board member position with a lot of confidence, and that’s a good thing! But they also need to understand the ways in which their role will differ from the internal positions they’ve held in the past.
Here are some tips for making a smooth transition from business leader to board member extraordinaire.