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FINAL PAPER: MY IDEAL BOARD OF ADVISORS MGT 415 Section A Miami University December 13, 2011 Outline of Final Paper
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I. Introduction A. Reasons as to why the Advisory Board is needed in this company and in general B. General overview of how diversity increases creativity II. Make a list of which leaders will be on the Advisory Board (10) III. Explain how the company would be run and how it would be successful with these leaders on Board A. Jeff Immelt B. Robert J. Sternberg C. Deborah Ancona D. Dave Smith E. Elizabeth Brantner F. Bill George G. Roger Martin H. James Kouzes I. Barry Posner J. Orit Gadiesh My Ideal Board of Advisors
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Including a Board of Advisors in one’s company is very beneficial . In fact, the majority of successful companies, small or large, have some type of Advisory Board in order to get outside feedback . One of the main reasons why I would like to have a board of advisors is because of the lesson we learned early on in our Leadership Management course; that is, a person who is in any type of managerial position- whether it be the leader of a specific sales team or the Chief Executive Officer of the company- should not take all authority or credit when leading his or her particular group of employees . Even the head of organizations need advice and new ideas from other sources . Having an Advisory Board is the first step in helping this issue . Not only does another person or other persons help reflect and evaluate the work of companies from the outside, but different viewpoints help increase creativity in the work place . Employees and their customers will reflect and give feedback on a daily basis if the company allows it . An Advisory Board allows for opinions of leaders other than those who interact with employees and clients on a regular basis . Not only would the company get feedback from the Board, but from the employees and customers as well . Together, these ideas- from both an Advisory Board and the workforce- will help the leaders with suggestions and opinions from all levels of the company, plus critiques, comments, and concerns from clients . If a company has a strong Advisory Board, it can truly benefit in advising and
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helping the company move in the right direction . There are an abundance of leaders that we have learned about throughout the semester that I would love to see on my Board of Advisors . I would like to see a lot of variety, diversity, and creativity in the thought processes of these particular individuals . The twelve that I decided to choose as my Advisory Board are some of the most influential people I have ever encountered . The twelve leaders chosen are the following: Jeff Immelt, Robert J . Sternberg, Deborah Ancona, Dave Smith and Elizabeth Brantner, Bill George, Roger Martin, James Kouzes and Barry Posner, and Orit Gadiesh . All twelve of these leaders have made a difference in our society, and many in
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