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Category Archives: Board of Advisors

This is How Jacques Cousteau Would Manage Cash Flow

by admin on February 24, 2015

Tweet When companies are small, if you run out of cash it’s OK.  You know you’ll make it up tomorrow or next week.  And there isn’t that much that you can’t cover by borrowing from your mom or your credit card if you run short for a bit. However, as you grow, you really need ...

Advisory Board Accountability

by admin on April 16, 2012

Tweet The highest performing company advisory boards are when companies obey what their board members suggest they do.  A company’s management team should allow all fears, ideas and frustrations to be disclosed to their board, rather than only giving them good news. Transparency is crucial to a functional and productive board. During board meetings, keep ...

Do You Have One Yet?

by admin on January 13, 2011

Tweet Why would you try being an entrepreneur or CEO of a growing company without having a coach to help you navigate. Every top athlete on the planet has one.  Their coaches pushes them to higher and higher heights. All the top CEOs work with a coach.  Their coaches help them see what’s really happening.  ...

PPPPPP and Boards

by admin on December 29, 2010

Tweet My very own golden rule is ‘Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.’ This is especially true when it comes to working with a Board of Advisers. The CEO or CEO’s staff should send material and bring board members up to speed well in advance of each meeting.  Busy is not an excuse for not ...

Entrepreneurs Start Asking The Right Questions

by admin on January 23, 2010

Tweet A few years ago one of my mentors was telling me about a story at Starbucks.  He was a Senior VP at Starbucks reporting into Howard Schultz. Years earlier, Howard had called my mentor on his cell phone and asked ‘Why is the letter B not working on the signage at the 50th & ...

Advisory Board Meeting Rhythm

by admin on January 23, 2010

Tweet As a Business Mentor & CEO Coach to growing companies I recommend that companies that want ot grow quickly should have Board Of Advisor meetings at least four to six times a year.  Each meeting should be three to four hours in length.  Meetings should cover questions sent out at least a week in ...

Tips to Creating a High-Performance Board

by admin on November 30, 2009

Tweet Many CEOs miss out by not implementing a board for their company. As a CEO coach, here are some keys that i can share in creating a high-performing board: 1. Know what a board does: The board advises and helps hold accountable the CEO and leadership of a company. The Board of Advisors can ...

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