How to Prepare for a Board Meeting

Summit Executive Resources | Private Equity Partners

In prior posts, I have discussed various topics related to corporate boards, such 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

How To Build Your Network

Earlier today, I was speaking with a long-time friend and tremendously accomplished executive.  Our conversation turned to his interest in independent directorships with corporate boards. He exclaimed how difficult it has been to be considered for board opportunities.  He never thought it would be this arduous.  After all, he has served as an executive board… Read More

Why Executives Need an Agent

Over ten years ago, I flipped the retained search model on its head and launched Summit Executive Resources. The vision and mission for Summit at the time, and still is today –  to serve as an agent to executives to represent their interest in their next C-Suite role or independent directorship. Sports agents serve star… Read More

Why Candidates Assessments Are Broken

There is a scene from the animated film, Ratatouille, that is one of my favorite “take you back moments”.  The persnickety food critic, Anton Ego, requests a dish to critique with the belief that he already will be disappointed. The dish he tastes, ratatouille, ultimately takes him back to his childhood and he writes a… Read More

What is a Healthy Board Culture?

As we continue to examine the ingredients of a successful board of directors, another ingredient, board culture is tantamount to a board’s success. Board culture affects decision-making and the directors’ relationship with management, impacting their ability to advise executive management and provide the necessary oversight. Because of this, a board needs to understand its culture,… Read More

Are You Sabotaging Your Career?

Just after Labor Day and as we were approaching the end of Summer, I shared a post regarding “The Effects of Job Hopping” and suspected that there was a handful of you out there that were likely pondering where your career is headed.  Well, now that Summer fun has ended, the Labor Day Holiday has… Read More