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Paul Smith

Right Seat Right Table

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’?
RIGHT SEAT, RIGHT TABLE offers a practical yet inspiring ‘how-to’ guide for getting a seat in the contemporary boardroom. In the book, you’ll:
• Follow a proven and universal methodology for finding and securing your ideal (first) board role.
• Be inspired by the impactful boardroom journeys of people just like you.
• Understand how to overcome the challenges faced by new directors trying to make a difference.
• Ultimately learn what it takes to become an effective, successful, and influential non-executive board director.
Paul Smith is co-founder and CEO of the Future Directors Institute. His business has empowered, trained, and supported hundreds of “outsiders” into their ideal boardrooms. He started his own governance career at a relatively young age and is now an experienced non-executive director and chairperson. He is also a coach, board advisor, international keynote speaker, and host of the popular podcast, Boardroom Hustle.
125 printed pages
Original publication
2019

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