Que pouvez-vous faire pour devenir administrateur de sociétés ?

Très bon billet de James Citrin, Senior Director | Spencer Stuart, sur un sujet qui intéressera sûrement plusieurs personnes désirant décrocher un poste sur un conseil d’administration. Les diplômés et les diplômées des programmes de formation en gouvernance de sociétés, tels que le Collèges des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS), le Directors College (DC) et l’Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), sont particulièrement invités (es) à lire ce billet d’expert, mais aussi à suivre les discussions sur son Blogue. Voici, ci-dessous, un extrait de l’article :

You Want to Be a Board Director – Now What?

« You’re a sitting chief executive officer who wants to see how another company’s board governs.  Or you’re an aspiring CEO who wants to benefit from a valuable professional development opportunity and expand your marketability.  Perhaps you are a newly retired executive who wants to stay active and connected.  Or maybe you are a functional leader who wants to contribute your expertise in exchange for gaining a broader strategic perspective.  You may even be a CEO or chief HR officer looking for ways to improve your own company’s succession planning by getting your CEO-ready executives boardroom experience. Whether it is one of these or any other number of reasons, many of today’s senior executives would like to join a corporate board of directors. The irony is that while much has been written about the legitimate difficulties of companies finding qualified and interested directors for their boards, there are a growing number of prospective directors who would be all too happy to serve. If you are one of these prospective directors, the question is how position yourself and navigate the nuances of the director selection process to get placed on a board ».

L’auteur propose six étapes à suivre.  Lire l’article pour plus de détails.

  1. Board Bio
  2. Target List 
  3. Your Interests
  4. Director Events 
  5. Search Firms
  6. Not for Profits

« Board service is often a rewarding experience both professionally and personally.  There is a growing demand for dedicated directors who can guide and govern our corporations.  So if you want to be a board director and bring your expertise to bear, we offer these six steps to get you on your way.  Good luck ».

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Nous sommes tous membres d’un conseil d’administration !

Les Aravis
Les Aravis (Photo credit: girolame)

Lorsque nous y pensons bien, nous sommes probablement tous impliqués sur un ou plusieurs conseils d’administration, sous une forme ou sous une autre. L’article et la vidéo de Lucy P. Marcus du 20 novembre 2012 nous le rappelle clairement. Mais qu’ont en commun la gouvernance d’une entreprise en co-propriété, la gouvernance d’une organisation bénévole, la gouvernance d’une coopérative et la « gouvernance corporative ». Les principes qui sous-tendent la gouvernance de divers types d’entreprises sont sensiblement les mêmes. Les rôles et responsabilités sont souvent très semblables :

« The guiding principles include: a) serving with commitment and dedication – attending the meetings, reading the preparation materials, engaging fully in the work of the board, b) acting with transparency and integrity, c) drawing on a breadth of experience and capabilities for decision making.

The other overriding principle for the best boards: there is an ethic to service. No matter the size, scope, or mission of the organization, board members represent not simply their own individual interests, but rather have a role as representing the stakeholder. We are not there for ourselves, but rather we represent a larger constituency of people who are involved in some way with the organization – those who are receiving services from it, are invested in it, work for it, or have some other relationship with it ».

We are all Board Members !