How to Lead in the Boardroom

Last Updated Aug 27, 2010 4:50 PM EDT

One of the many lessons of the Wall Street crisis is how tough it is these days to be a board director of a public company. Both Sarbanes-Oxley and the collapse of the financial markets have brought intense scrutiny — and higher stakes — to a once cushy position. In this package, we take a close look at what being a director requires today, who's doing it right, and how to prepare for the role.

  • How to Prepare for a Directorship

  • Five Masters of the Boardroom

  • Five Tactics for Landing a Board Seat