We asked three experts to weigh in on the dos, don’ts and “must-haves” for great LinkedIn presence for executives seeking board of director roles. Perfect your profile with tips from Patti O’Leary and Richard Dodson of Navigate Forward and Jim Zuehlke of Cardinal Board Services.
A strong LinkedIn profile is a must-have tool for senior leaders. Yet executives often hesitate to leverage LinkedIn beyond the basics, resulting in overlooked opportunities for professional networking, relationship building, personal branding and career advancement.
No business intends for an executive’s experience to end poorly, yet as many as 60 percent of leaders hired externally leave within the first 18 months. Structured onboarding provides insurance to protect your talent investment.
How well a company onboards a senior leader—particularly one hired externally—directly correlates to that executive’s tenure and success. The right approach avoids these common pitfalls and can accelerate a new executive’s results and contributions by six months or more.