Peer support groups can help managers succeed more and work less.
Most managers have few resources and places to turn to get advice
on marketing, strategic planning, hiring, leading change, and so
One of the most powerful steps a leader can take is to find a group
of peers. If you are alone (and having a partner doesn't mean
you're not alone), opportunities for learning and teaching are
lost. A peer support group can accelerate growth.
Working with your peers means you don't have to go it alone. It
also holds you accountable to someone outside of your business.
Who are they and what do they do?
Peer support groups are gatherings of peers that have similar
experiences and capabilities. Normally, the group is a maximum of
Peer support groups help managers:
- talk about issues
- learn about successful practices and resources
- focus on key goals
- increase productivity
- widen profit margins
- realize dreams.
Peer support groups come in many shapes and sizes. Some are
geographically based and others are linked to a particular
Experienced facilitators run peer support groups. Look for someone
who has built his own business, is a trained feedback coach, and
has expertise in more than one area.
Invest in yourself and your organization by joining a peer support
group it will give you the greatest chance of achieving success.