What does it take to be a director?

What (really) qualifies a person to take a seat at the boardroom table?

One of the most vexed issues when talking to people who aspire to company directorship is the simple question, ‘What does it take to be a director?’

There are few satisfactory responses. There are courses (some of which are very good and comprehensive) but none of these are accepted as proof that an aspiring director has any real potential. There are proponents of appointing ‘eminent persons’ such as…