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CFO Insights — So you want to be a corporate director. . .

Published on: Feb 27, 2014

For many CFOs, joining a corporate board makes a lot of sense. Board service represents a significant opportunity for a CFO to gain boardroom experience beyond his or her own company. Further, such service may be a capstone to a long career, help position a CFO for a CEO role, or enhance a resume.

However, before making the leap, you should know that (1) getting on a desired board is likely to take longer than you might expect, (2) your personal time investment in the search will be significant, and (3) once you join, it could very well be more work than you anticipate.

This issue of CFO Insights looks at the benefits of board service, the requirements necessary for candidacy, and offers advice on how to assess your own readiness.


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