The 7 Deadly Sins of Nascent NEDs

The 7 Deadly Sins of Nascent NEDs
I’m doing a lot of work with NEDs at the moment and have come up with the following seven deadly sins:

  1. Frightening the CEO and/or other directors
  2. Forgetting how to sell at interview
  3. Asserting rather than demonstrating competence with stories
  4. Needing to be an NED rather than wanting to be one
  5. No marketing plan
  6. Ignoring their unique experiences as a differentiator
  7. Failure to display high Emotional Intelligence


My next workshop:
The Fenton Model™: Non-Executive Portfolio Workshop

Maximise your chances of building a fulfilling portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships using The Fenton Model™

The Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London

25th February 2016, 9.00am – 5.30pm

You will –

  • Be a leader with significant career achievements
  • Have demonstrable qualities that will be assets in an NED role
  • Be actively seeking NED roles.

You will come away with –

  • Tools to set and find portfolio targets that are likely to be met
  • A plan to meet market needs in a personal proposition
  • A strategy to win at interview against competing NEDs

“Ciaran and his Model made a significant difference to my approach, and to building my NED portfolio” Greg Tufnell, NED

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