It helps to learn from someone who's been there, done that.
During his distinguished board career (he's currently the Chair of one board and lead independent director of another), Gordon's learned there are 8 timeless skills required to be a director at a public company.
Though you could say there are actually 9 skills -- because it's a requirement that any director has a basis of demonstrated and known integrity. The others all follow on from this starting point.
Here's a rundown of the 8 skills we discuss in the episode:
- Managing ambiguity and uncertainty
- Independent thinking
- Resilience, strength and grit
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