Comments on: Facebook’s board needs more than Sheryl Sandberg http://blogs.reuters.com/lucy-marcus/2012/06/26/facebooks-board-needs-more-than-sheryl-sandberg/ Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:49:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jake50 http://blogs.reuters.com/lucy-marcus/2012/06/26/facebooks-board-needs-more-than-sheryl-sandberg/#comment-249 Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:38:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lucy-marcus/?p=149#comment-249 I find it unfortunate that a defined search for a woman is myopic, when it should be a broad and deep search for the right person man or woman.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/lucy-marcus/2012/06/26/facebooks-board-needs-more-than-sheryl-sandberg/#comment-244 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:40:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lucy-marcus/?p=149#comment-244 Lucy, you left out one not unlikely possibility.

Maybe there’s not a qualified woman out there who’s willing to work under the conditions that the rest of the board works. The board itself is “optics” and it’s surprising that anyone who one would want to serve on it would want to be in such a powerless role.

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By: NigelCameron http://blogs.reuters.com/lucy-marcus/2012/06/26/facebooks-board-needs-more-than-sheryl-sandberg/#comment-243 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:56:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lucy-marcus/?p=149#comment-243 Thanks for a judicious, candid assessment!

It’s unfortunate that the term “diversity” has come to be associated with the need for women to be better represented in traditionally male preserves, and other ethnicities in traditionally white. There are indeed issues of equity to be addressed. But the core need for “diversity” on boards and in leadership more generally has less to do with gender and pigmentation and everything to do with perspective. Monochrome and monogendered bodies are far less suited to governance. And while that has always been true, at a time of rapid, exponential, change, it is risible that anyone could suggest anything other. Radical diversity of perspective is crucial to managing increasingly rapid change.

I’ve discussed this at more length here:
http://futureofbiz.org/2012/06/26/facebo ok-diversity-and-leadership-in-the-c21-c orporation/

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