How to Time Board Candidate Selection

Melissa Henderson May 16, 2018

Capturing your first or even second board seat can take a very long time, a lot of persistence, perseverance and patience. It may have happened for your friend, colleague or neighbor faster than it is happening for you.  If your reason for serving on a corporate board is to compete with your contemporaries or serve Read more…

When Should You Use an Executive Agent?

Melissa Henderson May 9, 2018

Over eight years ago, while I was practicing retained executive search in a large firm and a boutique, it became clear to me that retained executive search is broken. On a daily basis, I was receiving calls and requests, asking if I could flip the retained search model.  Was there a better model? Well, I Read more…

Military Board Recruitment: Is There Value in the Number of Stars?

Melissa Henderson May 2, 2018

As I consider the makeup of corporate boards and the value of the retired military flag officers in the corporate board room, I see a consistent theme and that is retired three and four–star generals making it to the board room table. What is the missing link and why are there not more one or Read more…