Many of us who are business owners get invited to serve on boards. We're used to running things, not governing via policy through the CEO (for profit) or Executive Director (not for profit). The role of being a director is deeply misunderstood by most of us who serve on boards.
Recently, I was quoted in the following article in California Executive. Perhaps this will shed some light on your board involvements.
Now More Than Ever, Company Boards Must Respect Boundaries