You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to where you are. You’ve demonstrated you can drive results, develop people, lead teams, and champion innovations. Your future has never been brighter. Then one day, you get the call: "We’d like you to speak to the board. " You hang up the phone feeling half-excited, yet half-terrified. On the one hand, this incredible opportunity can propel your career to new heights. If you weren’t doing a great job, then they wouldn’t want to hear from you.