How do Next-Gen Leaders Make the Jump to the Boardroom?, with Paul Smith
The tools, strategies, knowledge, confidence and support to accelerate your journey and find the board role that best matches your value and values
Boardrooms are experiencing major transformation and disruption as we transition into a world that demands greater transparency, digitalization, and social accountability. The old ways of doing business are becoming less relevant.
Directors now need different skills, a sense of purpose and capabilities that far exceed being well connected and experienced. There is an increasing demand for a new type of board member to help govern companies and organizations in the 21st century.
But, where will the next generation of directors come from? And, how do you become a non-executive board director, especially if you consider yourself an ‘outsider’?
To address all this, I want to introduce you to Paul Smith. Paul is the founder of the Future Directors Institute, an international training company dedicated to preparing next-generation leaders to lead in the boardroom.
In today’s episode, we explore the process of finding and securing a board role and how to overcome the significant challenges that stand in your way.
You’ll get a practical takeaway from today; Paul calls this the 5 C’s:
- Commitment — Know your why, what, when and where you wish to serve
- Contribution — Identify and powerfully articulate your unique contribution to the boardroom
- Credibility — Clearly demonstrate that you’d be an asset, not a risk, to the boardroom
- Community — It’s all about who knows you and what they say about you to others
- Confidence — You know you can take on the challenge and secure your ideal board role
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