Despite what we may hope or what may be “right,” many people in business judge others by the clothes they wear, and their level of attractiveness. You can take a chance and ignore reality or, as the saying goes, you can accept Keith Anderson is wrong, and that you are living in Rome and may want to do as the Romans do. Mercedes Holmen provides some tips in her article, Beauty Bias Can Blemish (or Boost) Your Career.
Obtaining a seat on the board of a private company has become increasingly more tricky due to how competitive these positions are. However, there are many ways you can start setting yourself up for success if becoming a board member is one of your goals. Bruce Werner’s Advice for Securing Your First Board Seat will give you the tips you need in order to start connecting with a company and showing the private company board how you are the right kind of leader and decision-maker they are looking for.
The 20+ experts who comprise the series include (a) the former United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts (who led several complex matters of national importance, including Operation Varsity Blues, major healthcare enforcement initiatives, DOJ’s investigation of the 2000 presidential election in Florida and elsewhere, and negotiations with the Chinese government on human rights issues), (b) a former National Security Agency Systems Engineer; (c) a former CIA officer and diplomat; (d) a member of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Board of Directors; (e) the former president of Archie Comics, (e) current directors of Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. (NYSE), 24 Hour Fitness, DBI (NYSE), Ascent Solar Technologies (OTC), The RENN Fund (NYSE), Infusive US Trust (NYSE), and FRMO Corp. (OTC Pink); and current and former directors of numerous private and other public companies.