Positioning yourself for a board seat is different than positioning yourself for a job search. It’s important to evaluate your impression as a prospective board director, not just a corporate leader. Concentrating too much on operational experience can hinder opportunities — you’ll come across as more executional and less strategic, which is not a desirable director quality.
Instead of focusing on operational details, as a board director candidate, show how you’ve impacted company strategy, performance, shareholder value and governance. Highlight expertise in board-relevant areas like transformation, M&A, succession planning and cybersecurity. Reflect deep industry knowledge and collaborative skills. This will enhance your ability to connect with those you want to attract and have in your corner.
Point Road Group’s Board Search Readiness Guide covers a wide range of topics relevant to strengthen how you market yourself as a potential board director.
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