Tag Archives: Boards of Directors

20+ Leadership Best Practices In 4 Workshops

A friendly reminder that my Leadership Transformation Workshop series launches this Wednesday, October 14th. During this 4 part workshop series I deliver well over twenty proven Leadership Best Practices. There are a few spots remaining and I would recommend getting yours now.

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Providing Constructive Feedback

Why do we have such a tough time providing constructive feedback when people actually crave it?  I see leaders struggle with this as much as managers.  It is a natural aversion to conflict from the desire to be liked.  Management by

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A Time For Gratitude & Thanksgiving

  It was one year ago when I introduced my new venture the NIEMI TRUST® along with the launch of my new website www.niemitrust.com.   I write this blog to express my deepest gratitude to all who have supported me in

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“Small” Businesses Are The Backbone Of Our …

  Small business owners may not be viewed as the pillar of our society but they are the bedrock of our communities.   There can be no debate that every business once started out small.  What is debated is what constitutes

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THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS THE MAGIC PILL©? (OH YES THERE IS – I WROTE IT!)

Business is complicated.  No doubt.  However, I would also assert that far too many unnecessarily over-complicate business.  Would you agree?  It is for this reason I wrote the book The Magic Pill © to share tried and true fundamentals (or

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THE BEST BOARD BEHAVIORS

This blog is to GIVE to you completely free a few guidelines on how to get the most out of your board [meetings].  I have created just for you a code of conduct for your board’s etiquette.    You may freely steal these

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THE BEST BOARDS = BEST TALENT

In this blog we will answer how to have the best boards.  And the quick answer this question, without any delay, is, quite simply, to have the best talent on your board.  Period. Who we want on our boards are

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BOARDS NEED STRUCTURE TOO

No one likes a run-on board meeting – not the business leader or the board members themselves.  So why do board meetings run on?  We need to be sure we address the cause and not just fault the symptom. Most

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ADVISORY BOARDS (vs corporate board)?

Boards present an unsettling contradiction to many independent business owners. On one hand, owners like the notion of a board to provide outside input, guidance and accountability.  Yet, on the other hand, many independent business owners quickly dismiss this notion

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WHY HAVE A BOARD?

It is a documented fact that those who surround themselves with others (e.g., peer groups, boards, master mind groups or professional organizations) experience far greater business results than those who do not.  Why? Is this fact because of the group

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