Intention will be key. Ask the following questions to determine how intentional you are about changing board composition.
With the courts saying that shareholders must prove that they have formally asked boards to diversify—and given boards time to make changes—a couple of responses from shareholders are likely.
Great board members have an almost paradoxical ability to be collegial and constructive on the one hand and challenging on the other. The worst directors, on the other hand, are like bulls in the proverbial china shop. Here's how to identify and avoid the latter.