New CEOs face many issues and situations they've never confronted before in their careers, but having a board may be the most challenging. Reporting to a committee of people is very different from having a single person as a boss. Managing this relationship is a great test, especially for CEOs with little experience working with boards. Here is a cheat sheet.
1. Choose board members wisely.
CEOs don't often get to choose their board members. When they do, it's important to be selective and handle the process as seriously as hiring an executive. Here's what CEOs should look for in their board members.