Executive Boards International Update
Welcome PDA Readers
Thanks to some reader feedback, you'll notice a change in layout
of this month's newsletter. A Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) user let us
know that the column format of the newsletter was presenting the sidebar first,
requiring a lot of scrolling before he got to the main articles. Swapping
the sidebar to the right serves up the main body (left-hand column) of the newsletter to PDA users
first. Actually, it appears to work better for GMail users, as
This is the "$50 tip of the week" for those of you
considering or publishing E-Newsletters. With all the user
platforms out there, anything you publish may look radically different from user
to user, and you may want to do some cross-platform testing. Please let
us know if you have an opinion.
Message in Front of Prospects
may believe you're on your customers' and prospects' minds. You may be
surprised that they've forgotten you and, in fact, are thinking instead about someone
else who provides similar products or services to yours.
Where you want to be is at the front of your
prospects' and customers' minds. Click on the icon above for a video
article on what Front-of-Mind is all about.
Here are 8
places to find content for an E-Newsletter....
It's Better to be Alone Than in
A member brought up a trust concern with one of his employees,
and his board quickly provided some mentorship on the corrosive effects of
keeping people of bad character on your payroll. There is no excuse or
resolution for a breach of trust -- it's time to terminate the employee and get
on with life.
More on what
one member's mom had to say about people of bad character.......
Guest Blog Article -- "I
Focused on My Strengths"
member David Dorn, founder of Red
Oak Medical, a provider of specialty medical equipment, took some advice
from his Board and was very happy with the outcome.
According to David,
"A key piece of advice I got from my CEBI Board
members was to focus on my strengths, or what I do best – and delegate
on how this worked out for David.....
And, as always, we're
interested in your ideas for newsletter articles. Would you perhaps write
a guest Editorial? Please let us know if you have ideas or material you'd
be willing to share with others.
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When is Your
A fascinating article appeared on another writer's blog on the
4th of July. Bernadette Doyle asks, "Chances are you started your
business to enjoy more autonomy and freedom in your business. So, in the words
of Dr. Phil, 'How's that working for ya?'"
For lots of business owners, not all that well.
Are you a person who really needs a better plan? Who owns a job
and would like to own a business? Who needs someone (or several someones) to
help you with that?
Nominate a Member
has grown at a record pace over the past year, in part due
to CEBI members nominating friends & associates as new
we've had multiple members nominate identified successors or
purchasers of their businesses.
Do you have an
acquaintance who could benefit from membership in Chief
Executive Boards International? If you need an
email to share with a friend, try these "talking points"
Use this Nomination
Chief Executive Boards International is an
exclusive group of business owners, presidents and CEOs whose members are
committed to helping each other achieve both their business goals and their
life goals. We meet regularly
as a confidential, collaborative advisory board to help each other become
more focused, effective and strategic.
The result? More
free time. More
you a CEO, President, Business Owner or GM of a profit center?
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