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The Number #1 Pain Point for Many CEOs Today is Their Board


This is the first of a new series of blog posts on coaching CEOs to create a high performance board. If things work out as planned, this might become an e book (or even a book). The idea resulted when a friend, George, who is the CEO of a Fortune 100 company, asked me if I would help him create a high performance board.

For years I had been talking to CEO’s about their leadership style, strategy, enterprise breakthrough project, etc. This was like trying to sell CEOs with their big egos vitamins, a nice to have for your health perhaps but not something most saw as essential.

As I was to discover with George and other CEOs, talking about my CEO and board services was a completely different story. As George put it, “Dealing with my board is the single biggest headache I have.” It was obvious that help offered here would be like an aspirin, not a “nice to have” but a “got to have” to make the headache go away. Read more...