Monday, January 19, 2009

“Anything Hidden Will Be Exposed”

Having a “Personal Board of Directors” is an absolutely Vital Strategy for Success in life.

By Bob Beaudine CEO and Owner of Eastman-Beaudine and Author of The Power of Who

When I mention the names Plaxico Burress or Michael Vick what comes to your mind? How about when I say: Rod Blagojevich, Eliot Spitzer, or Bernard Madoff. These are smart and talented people—but what were they thinking…? We’ve all seen the mistakes of many high-profile people that result in embarrassment and public humiliation.
I have come to believe one of the very best strategies you can implement to achieve maximum protection is to create your own “Personal Board of Directors.” It has been very revealing to me over my 20 plus years as an executive recruiter that in interview after interview the significant and differentiating factor of one candidate over the other was the-- quality of their “personal board” (or lack of them). These important advisers are the ones who helped design, guide, and encourage the successful candidates to believe in themselves, press the outer limits, shoot for the stars, and discover their dreams. But they also held them accountable to be transparent in business and above reproach in their personal lives.
So, who makes your list, and how many members do you pick to be on your board? There are seven categories I review in depth in my new book The Power of WHO. For a step by step plan of how you can build your “Personal Board of Directors” go to to find out more about your Board as well as learning about other life-changing resources my book is available now.
Having a “Personal Board of Directors” is an absolutely vital strategy for success in life. It is just a little alarming to know that you and I are just as vulnerable without our “Personal Board of Directors…

You Got "Who" ™

Bob Beaudine

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