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General Manager Insight: Influence Board-Level Strategic Decisions Affecting Your Product Portfolio

Published: 28 January 2020

ID: G00464113

Analyst(s): Max Azaham, Hai Swinehart, David Adams

Summary

Technology general managers possess expertise and market insights that boards of directors need when making strategic decisions. When interacting with board members, GMs must influence board-level strategic decisions by leveraging their unique insights into customers, markets and competitors.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Know Your Board Members
  • Understand the Board Agenda and Your Role
  • Develop a Board-Relevant Presentation
  • Prepare Your Recommendations for the Board
  • Socialize Key Messages and Recommendations
  • Communicate Effectively During Board Meetings
  • Collect Meaningful Feedback

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