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Aug 12, 2019

Jim Zuehlke is a Principal at Cardinal Board Services, a company dedicated to maximizing the effectiveness of company boards. They can help you with everything from board member recruitment, onboarding, and facilitating. Jim shares his expertise on today’s show about how to onboard the perfect board member for your company based on size and vision.

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:00] A board for your company helps you keep current with the trends.

[4:55] When does it make sense to have a board?

[7:15] The very first thing that Jim likes to do is do an analysis on the company and see what types of board services they might need.

[12:15] After the analysis phrase, Jim likes to get everything down in writing so that everyone is clear about their next steps and he can also show this document to a potential board member.

[14:20] What does Jim mean by finding a ‘2X person’?

[17:00] How does Jim determine the right compatibility between a board member and the company?

[22:05] The process to onboard a new board member is slightly different than onboarding a team member or a C-suite executive.

[26:15] What are some of the biggest challenges of getting a board member?

[28:35] Is it beneficial to hire a board member that can open doors for them?

[31:15] Jim shares some of his thoughts about diversity and its importance.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Dynastylc.com

Email Todd: Todd@Dynastylc.com

Cardinalboardservices.com

Jim on LinkedIn

Email Jim: JimZ@Cardinalboardservices.com

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