Category: Improving Board Performance

Preparing for Board of Director Interviews

Melissa Henderson June 13, 2018

It seems to me that almost every executive I speak with aspires to serve on a corporate board. I must say by experience, achieving your first board seat, or even the second will likely be the most difficult, arduous task you will accomplish in your entire professional career. There are a multitude of reasons as Read more…

How to Prepare for a Board Meeting

Melissa Henderson May 23, 2018
Board Member Recruitment

In prior posts, I have discussed various topics related to corporate boards such as board recruitment, timing and compensation.  But what if you have found yourself serving on your first corporate board?  How will you know the steps for effective board meeting preparation? Not only will it help you, but preparation before and between board meetings Read more…

Six Problems with Board Member Recruitment and a New Way Forward

Melissa Henderson April 25, 2018

Obsolescence should not be feared. While it signals the end of something familiar, it welcomes a new way forward. We have reached this crossroads with retained executive search. It is obsolete. Today, the retained executive search process is costly. Frequently, after lengthy recruiting processes, retained searches deliver new board members who fit poorly with the Read more…