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Bootstrap Leadership by Steve Arneson

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6Just Like the CEO

Create a Personal Board of Directors

THERE’S A ROLE out there for you, a big one. You can do it in addition to your current job, too. It doesn’t pay anything, but you will learn a lot. You get to work with people who care about you, and best of all, the subject matter is going to be something you’re very interested in—you! What could be better than that?

Here’s what you’re going to do. First, think of yourself as the CEO of a company or the executive director of a nonprofit organization. There’s no doubt that such top leaders have a tough job. But they do get a lot of help—and some of that comes from their built-in advisory group, the board of directors. The board is a fascinating concept; a group of experienced executives ...

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