WINNER - AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2019 (BEST LEADERSHIP BOOK)
"Finally, a book that answers not only the 'how-to' of getting a board seat but asks the reader to truly understand why they would bother taking on the responsibility that follows and what kind of legacy they want to leave. The world is craving leadership at every level. If you want to be tomorrow's leader, please read Paul's Right Seat Right Table."
Cassandra Kelly - Global Board Director, Top 10 Australian Chair, US Director to Watch, Founding Member of EU Global Tech Panel
"Since 1991, I have worked with young people in over 70 countries. Once they understand the problems, once we listen to their voices, once we empower them to act, their energy and determination is amazing. They are our greatest hope for the future. We must encourage them to believe in themselves and grow into leaders in their chosen way of life. This includes a position in the boardroom. My advice to anyone reading Paul's much-needed book is, "never give up". Changing the world takes persistence, passion and purpose, as well as a belief in yourself."
Jane Goodall PhD, DBE - UN Messenger of Peace, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute
Paul Smith is Founder and CEO of the Future Directors Institute, who provide conscious next generation leaders a pathway to greater impact, influence and performance from value-aligned board roles. Paul is an international keynote speaker, experienced non-executive chair, board director coach, host of the Boardroom Hustle podcsast and co-creator of the world's leading virtual governance conference, Decision84.
BOARDROOMS are experiencing major transformation and disruption as we transition into a world that demands greater transparency, digitalization and social accountability. The old ways of doing business are becoming less relevant.DIRECTORS now need different skills, a sense of purpose and capabilities that far exceed being well connected and experienced. There is an increasing demand for a new type of board member to help govern companies and organizations in the 21st century. But, where will the next generation of directors come from? And, how do you become a non-executive board director, especially if you consider yourself an 'outsider'? RIGHT SEAT, RIGHT TABLE offers a practical yet inspiring 'how-to' guide for getting a seat in the contemporary boardroom. In the book, you'll: - Follow a proven and universal methodology for finding and securing your ideal (first) board role.
- Be inspired by the impactful boardroom journeys of people just like you.
- Understand how to overcome the challenges faced by new directors trying to make a difference.
- Ultimately learn what it takes to become an effective, successful, and influential non-executive board director.