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How to Choose the Perfect Board of Directors

You use steel to sharpen steel and one friend sharpens another. Proverbs 27: 17.  You are the CEO of your career and you need a board of directors. These are people who long for and pray for your success. Your board might include personal, professional and spiritual mentors; they are a group of people you trust and respect. They will encourage you and tell you the truth, because they are genuinely interested in your success.

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On my board of directors you will find people who have reached the level of success I aspire to, mentors who share their insight, visionaries who challenge me to think bigger, professionals in my field, business partners and people who help me find my balance. Each one of these people adds perspective and all of them make me better. My mum and younger brother are on the board, they hold a precious position there and they are my touch stone, home base and shelter. The chairman of my board is Christ, without Him I can do nothing. When He endorses a project it is fully funded and richly blessed.

Your board is a resource and a commitment. These are the people you share your goals, action plans, ideas and result with. When you aren’t getting the results you need or when you feel “stuck,” these are the people who can help you sort it out. You may have two to ten people on your board; it may also start small and grow over time. The important thing is to begin thinking about who should be on it and begin building it now.

Who is on your board of directors?


About the Writer: Eniola Adeniji is a woman after God’s own heart, a motivational Writer, Speaker, Fashion and Photography addict. She is also a Business Developer, Social Media Manager and the founder of Woman Of Value. She blogs at



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