A leadership blog on Forbes.com took notice of the recent New York Times article on corporate board seats, as did an attorney friend of mine. The Forbes.com Leadership Blog Editor likened the situation to a "teflon" quality about the short memory and stickiness factor of director appointments and tenure even though strategic contributions often fall decidedly short. My metaphor would be the classic re-arranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic. If the battle is between industry experts who bring real value to the table versus high-profile, glamour-shot nominations and appointments that don't advance the company mission, then who wins? Certainly not the shareholders.