This is a guest post by Sara Speer Selber.
Your business and community leadership has been recognized and you’ve been asked to join a corporate or non-profit board of directors. Before you agree, it’s important to conduct the same due diligence you would when buying another company.
After all, your name will be associated with this organization and you want to make sure ethical behavior is its norm. You want to avoid board membership at the helm of a for-profit or non-profit led by self-serving leaders who act recklessly or illegally.
If you are asked to join a corporate or non-profit board, what questions should you ask before saying yes? How do you know if you are joining a board of directors that is behaving in a responsible manner? [Read more…]