14 questions to ask yourself when you need to assess and evaluate a Board Chair candidate

Have you had an interview with a Board Chair and are now having to make an evaluation? It can be a big decision, so make sure you do your due diligence. If it's an unknown area you've haven't dealt with before, it can be difficult to think of all the questions to ask yourself in this process. We have compiled a list of some of the most important Evaluation questions for the process when interviewing a Board Chair


Evaluation questions


  • Will the candidate be able to help the company with what it needs fixing?
  • Does the candidate seem genuinely interested in helping the company achieve its goals?
  • Is the candidate using this role as a way to advance their own career rather than helping the company?
  • Were the candidate's recommendations insightful and seemed to the level you'd expect for the role?
  • Does the candidate have good interpersonal skills (especially when discussing sensitive or controversial topics)?
  • Does the candidate have good strategic thinking skills?
  • Does the candidate have good problem-solving skills?
  • Does the candidate have good leadership skills?
  • Does the candidate have a good understanding of the latest management techniques?
  • Does the candidate have enough experience to take on this role?
  • Do the candidates' general personality match the expectations and responsibilities of the role?
  • Will the candidate be able to dedicate the required time?
  • Will the candidate be available and make an extraordinary effort in times of crisis?
  • Will the candidate actively monitor your organization and stay ahead of problems?

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14 questions to ask yourself when you need to assess and evaluate a Board Chair candidate