How To Choose the Right CEO Peer Group for You

By imarketing

Turns out that old expression is true: it is lonely at the top.  As just about every CEO knows, it’s easy to feel siloed in what seems like an echo chamber, even after you’ve carefully considered feedback from talented managers, customers and staff. Because no matter how you cut it, the buck stops with you and ultimately, big decisions rest on your shoulders. Which is why CEO peer groups are an effective way to break out of the echo chamber and get feedback and advice from peers who understand your situation— because they’ve been there themselves.  Who Can CEO Peer Groups Help?  In general, CEO peer groups help business owners and managing partners capitalize on opportunities, kick-start growth, and accelerate the learning curve in a structured environment designed to foster the “cross-fertilization of ideas.” More specifically, they help: Time-Crunched CEOs and Business Owners Business owners and CEOs often say they’re so consumed with day to day challenges they don’t feel they’re spending enough time focusing on long term strategy. Peer groups give you the opportunity to use uninterrupted, focused time to brianstorm strategies that have the potential to increase revenue and solve big problems. Seeking New Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities CEO peer groups can help you see new perspectives on a problem with the goal of finding alternative solutions. And often, frank feedback from other members not beholden to them can help adjust their own perspectives and managerial and organizational approaches.   Seeking Support and Advice from Other CEOs…