Hawker on Directorship

862052-michael-hawkerWhen addressing an Australian Institute of Company Directors’ NSW Fellows Lunch in Sydney in October, Michael Hawker FAICD – Chairman of the George Institute for Global Health, the Australian Rugby Union and SANZAR (South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby) listed five abilities that make a good director.  The ability to:

1. Focus on material issues and not “sweat the small things”
2. See the “big picture”
3. Deal with pressure from external sources
4. Influence effectively at the board table
5.  Respect alternative viewpoints.

What do you think?