Every leader stands to benefit from the opportunity to meet monthly in a professionally facilitated session with about a dozen non-competitive peers who are in similar roles, in similar organizations, and at a similar stage of evolution.
Leaders who make the one decision to join, as long as they show up, get six distinct benefits that are hard to achieve any other way:
- Leaders can be genuinely open to input and be vulnerable, even wrong, in front of each other; no need to put on airs or skirt around the hard stuff.
- Peers really know and understand each other, personally and professionally, and the challenges each faces in meeting associated goals; feelings of loneliness and depression are less common among participants.
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Ric Franzi, on Critical Mass for Business radio, featured a 50-minute interview yesterday afternoon with Peter DiGiammarino to discuss IntelliVen and Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World. Click the play button below to listen to the entire show.
An excerpt from their discussion follows:
Franzi: You have outlined a “Support Structure for Success” of the top executive. In it you suggest a CEO have an outside Executive Group and Belong to a CEO Peer Group outside their firm. Would you take us through your thinking and what you why you feel they are so important?
DiGiammarino: CEOs who participate in peer forums help each other become great CEOs and better people. Specifically:
- It is a place where a CEO does not have to behave as if s/he knows all the answers and can, instead, be genuinely open to input and where it’s ok to be vulnerable, and even to be wrong, in front of each other; there is no need to put on airs or skirt around the hard stuff.
Continue reading Critical Mass for Business radio interview uncovers why peer groups are important to leaders.