When the honeymoon’s over

If there’s a truism in serving on a board, it’s that the smart money is on just about every one of us reaching our sell-by date and if we don’t read the signs, we can expect the dreaded tap on the shoulder.

Hi, my name is Dr Marcia Hewitt and during a recent chat with Governance Matters’ Kate Costello, we got onto the subject of the shelf life of a board member – and more importantly, how one deals with the perfectly natural feelings of disappointment that come with having to leave a board when you don’t want to go.

We threw a few thoughts around, before Kate thought it would be a good idea if I wrote a guest blog on the prickly issue.

So here goes, with thanks to Kate for some wise counsel along the way…
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