Last week, I made the observation that some aspects of governance haven't changed much in nearly three decades. I was so taken by Harvey-Jones' insights, and the feedback received via email, Twitter and LinkedIn in response to the muse, that I decided a second reflection from Making it Happen would be appropriate.
In the chapter entitled Boardmanship, Harvey-Jones ruminated on effectiveness in the boardroom. He concluded there are only three ways to know if you are being a successful director:
According to Harvey-Jones, these are the only things that matter if you want to know if you are being a successful board member. I think they set a tough but appropriate standard. If you are a director and can satisfy these criteria following a ruthless self-examination, then you are probably on track. And if not? Well, I think you can work that out...
Thoughts on corporate purpose, strategy and governance; our place in the world; and, other things that catch my attention.