Successful board directors are united by some common soft skills that enable them to be better and more valuable independent board directors.
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Officially, there are no skills needed to be a board director. But there are many skills that boards and chairs look for when appointing one.
Statistically, at least 15% of people are appointed by taking the direct approach to an independent board seat. You need to know how to do this in a measured and authentic way to be rewarded with success.
Gaining a board seat is a highly competitive process. To stand out you must understand the selection criteria for independent board members.
With the abundance of cyber threats and new risks facing their organizations, it is time for boards to seek IT specialists.