The illusion of the perfect director

Every so often some journalist will come up with a list of attributes that a ‘perfect’ director (or a ‘director of the future, ‘successful director’, etc.) should have. Watchful aspirants may then spend time, effort and money getting their own career history and achievements to fit the profile. Experience working overseas? Tick! Qualified in governance or directorship? Tick! Top and bottom line responsibility? Tick! Only to…