Expanding Your Network with Peer Groups
Hello CMAA! How many of you belong to a peer/mastermind/support group—or more than one? I counted mine and I have four that are really core to my interests and principles. They range from a kitchen cabinet within CMAA that I look to for insight and feedback, to a couple of industry peer groups, and a core group within my own professional association. I would be lost without them and leverage them often.
These groups have helped as I have managed through business situations. They have helped as my career has evolved. They have helped me get through some personal challenges as well. While I have also had one-to-one mentor relationships, these groups have been invaluable in my life. I just finished an article from the Harvard Business Review on maximizing the value of peer or support groups, and wanted to summarize some of its findings this month.