So what is leadership? Leadership is a broad, but very important subject, and can be interpreted in many ways. All leaders have their own unique styles, cultivated through years of experience in a certain sector or from managing different teams. But there are also many who still misunderstand what it takes to be a leader, compared to being a boss.
The role of a non-executive director employs the good judgement, expertise and decision making abilities gleaned through several years working in a given industry or sector. They are appointed to provide an independent and constructive view of the high-level strategic decisions made by the executive board. However, the role of the non-executive director has evolved over the last few years, and has become a lot more involved with leadership and board culture.