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Podcast Episode #93: "How to Drive Value and Become a Priceless Board Member" - an Interview with Alla Liberman

boardroom May 19, 2021

How to Drive Value and Become a Priceless Board Member

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the phenomenal Alla Liberman (Chief Investment Officer, Pentagon Capital Partners), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • If there’s something in your heart just go for it. Don’t be afraid to put yourself in a position where you have to figure it out.
  • Take the leap. You really need to understand, press, and ask tough questions
  • Keep asking, demanding, and being transparent. Be very open about your goals and start having people be accountable.
  • Believe in your common sense and your intuition.
  • For your first six months, put your head down and do the work. Become knowledgeable and don’t be afraid to speak up.
  • Be mindful of the culture. Observe what’s going on and understand the mission..

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Top 4 Ways NOT to Bomb in the Boardroom

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Top 4 Ways NOT to Bomb in the Boardroom

Have you ever had a meeting, presentation or any important interaction go sideways? Most of us have. Along with being a missed opportunity to  gain the influence, recognition or respect we want and deserve, what stings the most is usually our disappointment in ourselves. Let’s make sure it never happens again.

Here are the top 4 ways that amazing leaders and emerging leaders make mistakes AND how to convert the bomb to being a boss in the boardroom (or in any other crucial interaction):

1.) Lack of Preparation

Since you and your colleagues are likely Zoomed out, this is more important now more than ever. Plan key points/asks/needs/outcomes. Think through how you want the interaction to turn out, and how you want to feel once it’s over. Make it as vivid and visceral as possible, then visualize it until you believe it’s possible.

2.) Lack of Empathy

When it comes to crucial...

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