Sometimes judgement gets a bad rap--especially among entrepreneurs who think that the sky is the limit. But it’s also important to have a “juror” in your network. Just as a juror in a courtroom provides an objective opinion on a particular case after hearing all the evidence, your personal juror gives you candid feedback when you ask.
Whether you’re asking about a new product idea, big business decision, or personal matter, your juror will be straight with you, giving you an honest opinion based on the facts. On a recent episode of the Follow My Lead podcast, Bob Beaudine called this role a "personal board of directors." So, whether you have an actual board of directors or not, it's important you have at least a few jurors in your personal network who can give you the feedback you need to hear.