Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why people choose one Board over another

A short observation over on the Fast Company blogs About why people chose to serve on one board over another. Disregarding personal reasons (lack of time, conflict of interest) I've turned down 4 offers to join Boards over the years (and said yes to 9). Reasons for each offer I rejected can be found in the article.

Key paragraph: "Most board candidates consider the following to be deal-breakers: too big and stale of a board to allow new board members to truly engage, weak leadership at the CEO or board level, an obsolete board structure, weak board participation--in attendance and/or giving/fundraising, and revenue challenges that the leadership is unprepared to face.

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