Board Affairs

What makes a fantastic board member?

Are you a board member or an aspiring one?

You have been appointed on the board. What exactly is your role? How will your impact be measured? What are your do’s and don’ts as a board member?

A board appointment attracts a long appointment letter with several generalities. To be a fantastic board member, you must master the tools of an effective board member and behave in a different way. You must answer the following questions:

  • How do I add value to the business to stay informed about all emerging risks and new developments without interfering in the day to day running of the business (eyes on)?
  • How do I create an environment of focus on results, accountability, and commitment without stepping in to do the work or to show the executive what to do (hands-off)?

In the ‘How To Get On The Board …And Be A Fantastic Director’, Mustapha B Mugisa provides answers to these and more challenges often experienced by board members – whether new or seasoned. The book is packed with practical insights and leadership tools to transform your governance to the new level.

Find sample board scorecard, strategic board Agenda, board resolutions template, sample board evaluation tool, sample board papers and list of documents every new board member must ask for and review in order to understand the organization.

Buy the book, How To Get On The Board, here.

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Mustapha Barnabas Mugisa is one of those rare people who provides business consulting and advisory to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker and governance (strategy and risk) expert. His speaking involves making key notes at major conferences and business events on both technical subjects and leadership skills. A change agent and motivational speaker. Mustapha provides tools and proven methodologies to remarkable results through making people appreciate change. Visit Mustapha's LinkedIn profile to know more. Mustapha is the architect of #WinningMindset Leadership and #WinningTheGame strategy approach that combines Harvard Business strategy Playing To Win, with the Blue Ocean Strategy and Balanced Score Card to deliver a strategy that is easy to execute and monitor. Visit for special insights to improve your condition. Are you too good to be great?

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