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Pearls of Wisdom from the March 28th Luncheon

Mmartha5smarch 28th was the first major luncheon of the year with Martha Brooks as our speaker. Here is just a little of the wisdom she shared: Boards want people who are extremely self-confident (with a voice), collaborative, and collegial; Strategy could be the single most important focus of the board, not just CEO succession like some think; Watch who the board listens to because it can be very telling; Use the social time around meetings to build relationships because it will help the board operate more effectively; Boards look for P & L experience. Always take the bigger job and get variety when you can; Don’t take a seat if you don’t like and respect the CEO, unless the board plans to do something about it; A good match between you and a board is worth waiting for.