We seek only the very best CEOs. These exceptional leaders hold a set of core beliefs in common.
1. AN ORGANIZATION IS AS EFFECTIVE AS ITS LEADER
The best CEOs understand their role as a vocation that can be learned and continuously improved upon, and that their skill and acumen as CEO directly impacts the success of their company.
“Working on the business is exactly what a CEO Peer group provides, for me and the organization. Because I benefit from this, our employees benefit from this, and our Board benefits from this. The return on it is immense. The talent we’ve been able to bring on board, and the decisions we’ve been able to accelerate have been a huge gain to us.
David MacKeen / CEO / Eliassen Group
2. TIME IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY THAT MUST BE USED MEANINGFULLY
The best CEOs actively seek tools to make the most of their time, and seek opportunities to exchange their limited time for maximum knowledge and wisdom.
“Taking a full day away from your business is always a challenge, but the valuable insights gained from learning, developing and sharing actionable advice regarding specific challenges facing your own and fellow members‘ businesses make it well worth it. The high level of preparation by each member in the group allows for a fast paced, extraordinarily efficient exchange of information and guidance.
Peter Bransfield / CEO / Rypos
3. OUTSIDE-IN THINKING IS REQUIRED TO BE A VISIONARY
“It’s lonely at the top” is a cliché that happens to be true. Truly objective feedback is a rare thing to be sought out and valued highly. The unbiased feedback coupled with the wealth of business insight that I can only get from other CEOs gives me the clarity I need to better focus my organization on what matters most. The peer group gives you an environment where you’re with really remarkable, smart, dynamic people.
Jon Abbott / CEO / WGBH
4. ONLY OTHER CEOS CAN CREATE AND INSPIRE OUTSTANDING CEOS
CEOs can only find authentic empathy and directly applicable experience among their true peers.
“It really was one of the best career decisions I could have made. I always leave that room learning something I’m able to apply every day and make our company better. If I could do it all again, I probably would have jumped in sooner. It’s a huge advantage for me.
Jeff Hiscox / CEO / Newmarket International