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Executive Leaders: How To Develop Your Personal Board of Directors

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Executive Leaders: How To Develop Your Personal Board of Directors

As an Executive Manager, you are the ultimate decision maker for your organization. This doesn’t mean, however, that you have to make these decisions on your own 100% of the time. It is vitally important for Executive Leaders to have people outside their company on whom they can rely for advice or counsel. Having an informal Board of Directors can help you improve your skills as an Executive Leader while also providing input that will improve your business overall.

Use your contacts in your industry. Staying current with what’s going on in your field is necessary for all Executive Leaders, and you can use the opportunity to network. While you network, cultivate professional relationships with others whom you respect and trust. While these contacts might not have an immediate impact on your business, these are the people you might want to consult when issues arise in your organization. Having an established professional relationship makes it easier to approach others for advice and creates the potential for business partnerships in the future.

Talk to managers in other fields. Some issues facing Executive Leaders are not unique to a single type of organization. Personnel problems, management styles, and company structure are issues dealt with by most managers. Don’t be afraid to look beyond your field for managerial advice. Any company with a decision-maker has the potential to help you in your business. Foster professional relationships with a variety of leaders, from those who created their organizations to those who climbed the corporate ladder of success. People with different skillsets outside your industry can give you different perspectives on your role as an Executive Manager and the issues you face.

Be aware of how often you consult with your personal Board of Directors and give credit where it’s due. Just as you are busy making decisions for your organization, the leaders you consult are busy managing theirs. Try to be specific in what you ask other professionals and do not monopolize their time. This way, they will be more inclined to help you in the future. Also, when their advice produces positive results in your organization, be sure to give them credit for their counsel. This can be done either publically or privately, but letting others know when they have been helpful is part of building good professional relationships.

Be an active part of your business community. Just as you will rely on others for advice, be willing to share your own ideas and time in turn. A thriving business community is beneficial to every individual business within it. Helping others, whether they are in related or unrelated fields, is good not only for their company, but for yours as well. It can become an opportunity to cross-promote your business, or at least build your reputation as a solid Executive Leader in the community.

Making decisions is a complicated process, and sometimes Executive Leaders must consult other Executive Managers for insight. Developing your own personal set of advisors and fostering those professional relationships can benefit not only you and your company, but your entire business community as well.

 

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