The Scarsdale Citizens Nominating Committee Needs Serious Reform

Imagine that you wanted to be on the board of a Fortune 500 corporation. One day, the chair of a 30-person committee of that prestigious corporation emails you and invites you to come in and give a brief presentation. You, the candidate, get to choose what you want to highlight about your professional, civic or personal life. You cannot discuss what plans or ideas you have to improve the corporation, because that would mean that you are discussing issues, which if the committee members disagree with your views, could affect you adversely in the selection process. In the email that you receive, there is no document that describes what the board role entails or whether there is any on the job training, but you like the corporation’s brand, so you accept the invitation to present.

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