开始你自己私人董事会的25种方法

原文:Twenty-five ways of starting a personal board of directors

作者: The Creative Lawyer by Michael Melcher

翻译:OneLeo

I sometimes advocate creating a personal board of directors. It’s basically a set of people you rely on for advice throughout your life and career. (Stay tuned for my New York Times guest-blog on this subject.)

我曾发起建立一个私人的董事会。它是基于那些你信任并且在你的生活和职业生涯中,你会从他们那里寻求建议的人。(更多详情可参阅我在纽约时代guest-blog的这个主题。)

A lot of people think this is a good idea, but figure they don’t really know that many useful people. Au contraire! You actually know a lot more people than you think, and some of the best members of your potential board might be people whom you regularly contact for other purposes.

很多人都认为这是一个不错的主意,但是他们认为自己却并不怎么知道那么多有用的人。事实上相反,你真正知道的肯定要比你想象中多得多,并且你私人董事会的最好成员,往往就是你处于某些目的而经常练习的人。

To brainstorm who might be good members of your board, answer the following prompts (adapted from my smash-hit bestselling book, The Creative Lawyer), as quickly as you can.

对谁将是你的董事会中最好的人员,来一次头脑风暴吧!回答下面的一些选项,(这些均来自于我的一本名叫<Smash-hit>的畅销书)用你最快的速度:

Write the name of someone you know who:

把符合下面要求的人名字写下来:
1.    Is incredibly organized (最具组织性的人)
2.    Knows how to have fun (知道如何找乐子的人)
3.    Knows everyone (最具人脉关系的人)
4.    Can give you encouragement in tough times (在你最艰难的时刻,鼓励你的人)
5.    Can talk to you straight about your weaknesses (对你的缺点可以直言不讳的人)
6.    Is unfailingly logical(最具逻辑性的人)
7.    Is deeply empathetic (有着深深信仰的人)
8.    Is spiritually advanced (思想成熟的人)
9.    Can handle a crisis (能够临危不惧,及时应变危机的人)
10.    Has known you since childhood (从孩童时代就认识你的人)
11.    Is politically connected (有政治背景的人)
12.    Is entrepreneurial(企业家)
13.    Is good at raising kids (对孩子教导有方的人)
14.    Is an expert on money (理财的专家)
15.    Is an expert on relationships (人际关系专家)
16.    Is an expert on health (养生专家)
17.    Is an expert at work/life balance(工作/生活的平衡专家)
18.    Is an expert in the type of work you do(与你同行的专家)
19.    In an expert in a type of work you are interested in (你感兴趣的职业的行家)
20.    Gives good advice about office politics (对办公室政治化的良言)
21.    Gives good advice about professional development (个人发展方面的建议者)
22.    Gives good advice about how to get ahead (如何取得进步的建议者)
23.    Thinks you are great at what you do (认为你做得很好的人)
24.    Thinks you have great talents other than your present career (认为你有更好的才能而不是做目前的职业)
25.    Thinks you are a great person (认为你是一个伟大的人)

Other potential nominees, and their area of contribution to your life:

当然你也可以自己列出一些对你的生活有着重要影响的方方面面:
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Review the names you’ve written.  Circle between six and ten names to be on your personal board of directors. 

Adapted from The Creative Lawyer. Copyright 2007 Michael F. Melcher. All rights reserved.

好了,回顾一下你所写下来的名字,从其中圈下6到10个人的名字放到你的私人董事会中。这将是你人生中宝贵的财富,好好利用他们吧!

Oneleo:

这真的是一个有效的管理人脉关系网的方法,大家不妨找来一两个好友一起进行一次头脑风暴,相信收获会远远超过想象的。