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Mastermind Groups – It Takes a Village!


Note: This piece was originally posted on our blog on August 25, 2014. But we’ve had lots of new site visitors since that time (thank you!), and we’re in the process of setting up a new Mastermind group that will begin soon, so we thought it an appropriate time for a re-post. Enjoy! And for more info on our HR Mastermind program, click here

As leaders, we are constantly faced with new challenges. We should be reviewing processes every day to ensure we are utilizing our talent and resources in the best way possible, but who has time? It feels like we are expected to re-invent the wheel every time someone has a new idea.

But it doesn’t have to be like that! Mastermind groups are all the rage. A mastermind group can be a place for you to share ideas, vent frustration and return to the office re-energized to move your business forward.  Karyn Greenstreet, an expert on mastermind groups, provides great insight into why mastermind groups help drive business forward for all professionals. Working with a mastermind group can allow you to vet ideas before you move forward, and get a “reality check” on a new process you may have.

According to Karyn “In a mastermind group, the agenda belongs to the group and each person’s participation and commitment is key. Your mastermind partners give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. You create a community of supportive colleagues who brainstorm together to move the members to new heights.

As a long time member of Vistage International, I made my three most critical business decisions based on the advice and counsel of my peer group.  Prior to my membership with Vistage, I was a member of an advisory group with the Loyola Family Business Center which again was instrumental in making critical decisions that impacted my organization at the time. Today I am excited to be leading two mastermind groups for professionals.

You’ll gain tremendous insights which improve your business and personal life. Your mastermind group is like having a objective board of directors, a success team, and a peer advisory group, all rolled into one.

Don’t go it alone – it does take a village – find yours today!

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