I’m in an airplane flying to Anchorage, Alaska to work for a couple days. I’ve been thinking lots about governance. Just cause I often do. And because I’ve been reading final papers (on governance) from Cohort 25 at SMU.
So here’s an errant thought: What if we constructed a set of games (maybe like Jeopardy or ??) and used it as part of a screening interview with candidates for board membership? Then we’d grade how well they did and if they qualified…
Okay. That’s not practical. But what questions do you think should be asked of candidates? Just like the questions you invent for interviews with possible employees…
- What does the concept “corporate governance” mean to you?
- What have been your best and worst governance experiences?
- If you were assessing the quality of a board and its members, what kinds of questions would you ask?
- How would you explain the purpose of a board to someone who has never served on a board?
- How would you describe what makes an excellent board member to someone who has never served on a board?
What do you want to add?