Three steps to prosperity for a world that changes every day:
1. Be good at something and achieve better results than most at it.
2. Lead and teach others to be really good at what you are good at, and as such multiply the above average results that you can achieve on your own.
3. Learn something new and be really good at it. Repeat.
Unless you get to #3 I think you will have problems. Complacency about getting on the board, or moving up the board, isn't an option.