Understanding Your Role on a Board

By |2016-08-24T11:42:36-04:00August 24th, 2016|Corporate Board Journey|1 Comment

Originally posted on September 15, 2015. There are two roles you must play on a Board, one is Oversight and the other is Value-add.  I will highlight both roles with an extract from a chapter that I co-authored with Donna Price in 2008’s Entrepreneurial Effect by James Bowen and Glenn Cheriton, titled Corporate Governance-Directors of Emerging Companies. (To promote understanding of a director’s role on a board and how to prepare for board opportunities, I am again co-facilitating Women Get On Board’s Getting Board-ready workshops from October to December 2016. Learn more about them here: http://womengetonboard.ca/workshops/.  Hope to see you there!) The Oversight role on a Board “The primary responsibility of directors is to oversee the management of the business and affairs of a corporation. This is referred to as [...]