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Eight Secrets for Achieving Excellence in Boardroom Messaging

Forbes (June 11) columnist Israel Martinez writes that there is no shortage of material on how and what technology leaders can communicate to board members. Martinez states that such affinity groups as the National Association of Corporate Directors and the World Economic Forum "have volumes of material about that." He details eight secrets that will help tech leaders achieve excellence in boardroom messaging. They range from "seek a coach" to "think strategically" to "take caution in speaking truth to power." Finally, develop a thorough understanding of the organization's financials, including the current balance sheet, income statement, and fiscal-year objectives of the company regarding strategy and tactics. "Learn to communicate your message in alignment with these," Martinez concluded.

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