10/6/2008

If you're selecting your first board chairman, you might be drawn to a famous name who can raise your profile, but you should also choose someone who can be your mentor. You want a chairman who is confident enough to ask a dumb question but humble enough to stay out of the limelight, according to a British survey of outstanding board leaders. Beware, they say, of a lazybones who just likes to collect titles.

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