In Inc Magazine this week, Mack Institute Research Director Paul Schoemaker comments on making the most of the “band of wise advisers” that comprise your organization’s board of directors.
Here’s a snippet:
Presidents have their cabinets and staffs. Queens have their courtiers and ministers. As an entrepreneur, you have, well, yourself and maybe a co-founder or two. That’s why a board of directors — a panel of supportive seasoned pros with experience navigating the entrepreneurial world and the industry you’re in — can be such a great help. They can give you deep experience, independent oversight, a connection to new talent and customers, and a much needed reality check — on your business plans and on yourself as a leader.