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The frenetic world of tech startups seems like appealing target for CIOs looking to gain board experience. But choose carefully, say CIOs who have taken the leap.
The process of orienting new corporate directors can involve everything from hours of executive meetings and tours of company facilities to special tutoring sessions on corporate governance. The pandemic altered the pace of onboarding with some surp....
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are now a top board concern, with employees and investors alike expecting companies to take an active role in improving society. CIOs have an opportunity to flex their data management expertise, servi....
For IT leaders to stand out as strategic business contributors, simply presenting your materials isn't enough: Engage the board with a few great questions of your own.
Interested in serving on a board? Don't wait for retirement.
When it comes to landing a board role, who you know matters just as much as what you know. Board readiness programs should help you with both.
As corporate boards show some progress in welcoming women and people of color in the latest wave of new members, diversity trends pave the way for more tech leaders in the boardroom.
Cultural fit, collaborative spirit and commitment matter just as much to board directors as your tech expertise.
Determined to find opportunity in the COVID aftermath, boards are leaning in with more management support in addition to their usual strategic oversight. Navigating the post-pandemic world will amplify IT leadership in agility and innovation.
It may seem counterintuitive for CEOs to encourage (and even coach) their CIOs and senior business leaders to serve on outside boards, but doing so can deliver real business benefits.
Whether it's a DIY rewrite of your executive CV or a professionally produced document, every board candidate needs a resume that shines.
Count on gaining useful experience and connections, but not the right skills to qualify for a corporate board seat.
Skip the scare tactics and cultivate u201ctech championsu201d among your board directors via data-driven stories and cybersecurity scorecards.
Veteran execs share their best advice on understanding the mindset of the board.
Landing your first board director role is often a multi-year effort. Be prepared to expand the diversity of your connections while building your breadth of business experience.
For those who want to go deeper into what it takes to run a company, being on a board can be a natural career progression. What it's not: easy money.