Call it the boardroom Catch-22: It’s difficult to get on a board if you don’t have board experience. But, you can’t get the experience without your first board seat.
The solution? If you’re really serious about getting on a board, create a strategy and be prepared to do the homework. Getting on board is like getting a job. Here are the steps.
Too often boards of directors are overloaded with directors who are disruptive, passive, no longer current, or just taking up seats that could be used by more qualified individuals. Unfortunately, a top boardroom challenge is to devise ways to have more frequent director rotations.