Many of those on boards have experienced what I would term a ‘horror’ director – often one new to a board role, but sometimes not – who adds no value and is often detrimental to effective decision-making.
In my many years of working on or with on boards, I’ve seen some stereotypes of director dysfunction. Here’s seven of the most common:
1. The Wallflower: This director soaks up the sun and the refreshments on offer, basks in the glory of others making all the contributions while saying nothing and adding no value.