Episode 024

What Is The Best Way to Land a Board Seat?, with Peter Gleason

Jun 12, 2019 | Boardroom Bound

A clear path through the board candidate search process, with Peter Gleason

About this episode

One of the TOP questions I get asked by my followers is: what is the best way to land a board seat?

It can be overwhelming when you think about all the work you’ll need to do to build a platform for your candidacy and then network in the right way. While it may seem daunting to do, there are actually ways to shortcut the process.

And this is exactly what Peter Gleason and I discuss on today’s episode

Pete is CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors. NACD empowers new and aspiring directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. They prepare today’s directors for tomorrow’s challenges. So Pete is perfectly placed to help you understand how to land a board seat!

Here’s a Peek Inside the Episode

  • Use an education program to learn the best practices.
  • Leverage that certification to bullet-proof your credentials.
  • How to network using secondary connections.
  • Tips on using a peer experiential learning environment to rapidly grow your knowledge.
  • Understand what diversity means in the boardroom and how that’s an opportunity for your candidacy.
  • Why the traditional path to the boardroom has been upended.
  • How concern about overboarding provides an opportunity for you.
  • Understand the trends boards are currently facing.

Once you’ve listened to the episode, here’s what I hope you’ll do: take one step. Pick one of these ideas and put it to work in your board search process. I think you’ll be blown away by the results.

 

Let’s Get Social! 

I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. Right now, I’m hooked on Instagram. And yes, I do personally post and respond on my accounts! This is a great way hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and even seen a few pictures of my toddler. Connect with me on @alexander.s.lowry.

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

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