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Create Your Own Personal Board Of Directors

AllBright. Sisterhood Works. Create your own personal board of directors. Read and take Lauren Maillian’s exercise.
AllBright, Sisterhood Works: Lauren Maillian, CEO at DigitalUndivided.
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Create Your Own Personal Board Of Directors

Tools: Yourself, a pen and paper Time: 20 minutes

Context: When it comes to achieving your career and business goals, having the right people around you is vital. This is more than the people you employ or who work for you.,. Rather, it’s the network of people around you that offer support, that challenge you, that advise you, that nurture and develop you, to ensure you keep on growing.

Below is an exercise to help you identify what help you need from others in order to achieve your goals, and who is best placed to ensure that you receive this support. Remember that your name may well appear on other people’s Personal Boards, so prepare to be generous with your time if you expect others to be with theirs!

Exercise Instructions: Vital Connections – Your Personal Board

  1. Take time to reflect on your ambitions and goals. You might choose lifetime ambitions or things that you’d like to achieve in the shorter-term. They might relate to your work or life in general. Jot them down.
  2. What do you need most from other people in order to ensure you fulfil each one? Check the boxes that apply to each goal.
  3. Who are the people in your network now, or where do you need to build your network in order to complete your Personal Board?

You should now have a good idea of the actions you need to take to strengthen your existing connections, as well as establish new ones. We urge you to appreciate each and every person on your Personal Board for the value they provide, as well as ask if there is any way you can reciprocate – to them or to someone in their wider network.

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