Top Things to Consider Before Joining a CEO Advisor Group

posted by Administrator on 07/11/2018 in Blog Posts  | Tagged , , , , , ,

As the demands on CEO’s increase, successful business leaders are turning to proven CEO advisory groups for support. Growing in popularity over the last two decades, CEO peer groups offer business professionals with truly unique access to share information, brainstorm business solutions, and leverage decades of winning business experience among its members. Despite the clear benefits of joining a CEO networking group, the opportunity is not designed for everyone and careful consideration should be taken to determine both the right CEO peer group fit and if the time is right. Here are the top 3 questions to ask yourself before committing to a CEO advisory group.

  • Do you have the time?

CEO peer groups are comprised of working professionals who do have their own business and personal responsibilities to attend to. However, to maximize the success and leverage the tools a reputable CEO advisory group has to offer, you should expect to commit a minimum of 6-8 hours a month. Many CEO networking groups meet biweekly for a few hours each session or once a month for an extended half-day workshop. Either way, if you are not consistently available to make meetings and stay in their entirety, then joining a CEO peer group, at this time may not be the best decision.

  • Am I comfortable with sharing information?

A CEO networking group will only be as successful if its members are willing to participate and share information. If the idea of opening up about your business challenges seems too overwhelming, then this may not be the best option for you. The key to getting the most out of a CEO peer group is to attend all meetings and to do so with an open-minded and collaborative mindset. Many established CEO advisory groups will have a detailed code of conduct that you can review before joining. I recommend reading these carefully and truly asking yourself if you are committed to being open and honest with the group.

  • What do I want to accomplish?

As with any type of CEO-level training or professional development, understanding what you want to achieve is important to identify. Are you hoping to network with like-minded business professionals? Are you in need of business guidance to better run your organization? Or, are you looking to learn about innovative approaches that can help you scale your business? If any of these sound like topics and/or goals you want to work toward, then joining a prominent CEO advisory group can be just the right decision for you. The key is to determine your goals beforehand and using them as a benchmark to evaluate which CEO coaching group may be the best fit for you.

If you are looking for a proven and award-winning CEO peer group, we invite you to consider joining The Brain Trust. Our members collectively have more than 140 years of C-suite business experience, giving you unprecedented access to one of the best CEO networks in the country. To learn more about how The Brain Trust can take your career and your organization to the next level, click here.