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It’s still who you know! Networking for Board Candidates Circa 2021 – 2022

A recent study, published for subscribers of The Review of Financial Studies, July 2021 and redistributedin summary form in a posting of Transformative Governance Insights, February 2022 by the GuptaGovernance Institute at Drexel University, concludes that director appointments are (still) heavily drivenby “who you know”. What is new from this study is its conclusion that […]

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Board Diversity Initiatives – California, Goldman Sachs

Over the past decade attention to the Board role and composition has exploded, often with attention toincreasing diversity among its members. One notable event is California’s legislative approach (9/30/2020) summarized in a post by the HarvardLaw School Forum on Corporate Governance: In a move that continues California’s push for increased diversity on corporate boards, Governor […]

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The Ultimate Board Candidate Test

I was going through some papers recently and found this description jotted on a piece of notepaper. Illustrate strategic inquiry and the ability to collaborate at an advisory level as an overarching stewardof the business My recollection is that this comment was originally focused on Board candidate interviews. However, Ithink it can provide broader guidance […]

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Board Registries and Marketplaces

While the support for adding women and minorities to Boards began in earnest a decade or two ago,there has been a significant ramp-up in the past few years – both in the maturity and sophistication ofexisting programs and an increase in new entrants. There are now numerous private, associationsponsored, and university-based programs to educate, support, […]

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Yellow Brick Path Board Services

Paula Asinof, President & Founder of Yellow Brick Path Paula Asinof is an authority on bios & resumes for executives and board director candidates and has led a nationally recognized career management, coaching and consulting firm for 15 years. She is known for her practical perspective and “straight talk” based on extensive real-world experience as […]

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Wellesley Panel 2021

I recently participated on a panel for prospective Board Director members sponsored by the Wellesley Business Leadership Council. In preparation for this event, I selected three key points that I wanted to cover during my segment, which are provided below. Why do board director candidates have both a board bio and a board resume?  How […]

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Headshots – Often your first impression

While headshots are not used on resumes in the United States, they appear prominently on LinkedIn and Executive and Board Bios. Headshots used to be included on resumes, for example when I received my MBA somewhere back in the dinosaur age. However, within a few years of the creation of the EEOC, employers were directed […]

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Closing the interview

The question “why should I select you over any of the others?” rises from the candidate’s boss and hiring executive wants to be confident the selected candidate will let him/her “sleep better at night”

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First 90 days

The first ninety days are, most of the time, spent meeting people, understanding issues, developing plans and assessing talent. It is a time when an executive sees things that will be filtered out by the end of onboarding with the organization.

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Public Company Boards

Within public companies, boards are likely to need reorganization and in some cases changes in directors and executive leadership expertise. Boards will be tasked with a greater level of “independence” among its Directors.

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