Getting on Corporate Boards

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Nancy Falls Many business professionals want to be a director on a corporate board, yet few actually make it. Why is there such a big gap between aspirations and reality? Nancy Falls, CEO of The Concinnity Company and author of Corporate Concinnity in the Boardroom, believes that there are clear actions you can take starting early in your career to have the skills, experience, and support for securing a board position. In this CareerCast, Nancy shares her insights, perspective, and wisdom from more than thirty years of experience in and around the C-suite and the boardroom.

Aired August 21, 2015

Nancy Falls is CEO of The Concinnity Company, a firm that helps companies transform the way their boards and leadership teams work together, and author of Corporate Concinnity in the Boardroom: 10 Imperatives To Drive High Performing Companies. With more than thirty years of experience in and around the C-suite and the boardroom, Falls is a leadership and governance expert who understands what it takes to drive authentic success.

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Corporate Concinnity in the Boardroom: 10 Imperatives to Drive High Performing Companies, Nancy Falls (2015)

Women On Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director, Susan Stautberg and Nancy Calderon (2014)

Boards That Excel: Candid Insights and Practical Advice for Directors, B. Joseph White (2014)

Effective Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations: How Executive Directors and Boards Work Together, Thomas Wolf (2014)

Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way, Ram Charan and Dennis Carey (2013)

Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors, Brad Feld and Mahendra Ramsinghani (2013)

The Board of Directors and Audit Committee Guide to Fiduciary Responsibilities: Ten Critical Steps to Protecting Yourself and Your Organization, Sheila Moran CPA CFE and Ronald Kral CPA CMA (2013)

The Board Book: An Insider's Guide for Directors and Trustees, William G. Bowen (2012)

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives, BoardSource (2011)

Building a Successful Family Business Board: A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families, Jennifer M. Pendergast and John L. Ward (2011)