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 […]
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.
Ultimately, Board candidates must be able to communicate their potential contributions as a member of a collaborative team in the context governance, strategy, policy, organizational leadership selection and oversight and risk management.
My foray into working with board members was with board candidates, often individuals looking to join their first board. As my client base in this area has expanded, the need to present the work that a board member has done while serving on a board has increased. The solution, it turns out, is straightforward. Treat […]
In working with executives who are interested in serving on Boards, I always have them try to find some descriptions of actual Board seats that are in play – perhaps “specs” from a recruiting firm handling a Board search or from the company’s Board selection committee. The descriptions are useful in aligning the candidate with […]
Several years ago when I was working in Executive Search recruiting, a client that was searching for a new member of its Board of Directors asked for guidance on conducting reference checks. The questions that were compiled then have stood the test of time and a couple of them are particularly powerful in eliciting how […]
Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Women on Corporate Boards Patricia “Trish” Oelrich interviewed by Paula Asinof, Principal and Founder of Yellow Brick Path Career Management Coaching and Consulting Consultant – Social Media & Organizational Systems Formerly, VP, Global IT Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline Board Experience Audit Committee Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee Member Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POM) Federal Home Loan […]