“Lonely at the Top” resonates for most CEOs and Business Leaders. We connect with our peers in person or online. The people we connect with are typically acquaintances—though they may be people we’ve never met—with whom we exchange information or share a common interest, even if only temporarily. We network online, at conferences, or at local business events and socials in a more selective and more purposeful attempt to advance personal and professional interests. Connecting and networking tend to be individual pursuits and are, by far, the most common ways we reach out to our peers.
There’s a difference between the peer influence most organizational leaders experience when they connect and network, and the peer advantage that can be realized when leaders work together as part of a diverse group on an ongoing basis. The objectives are to help one another meet tough challenges, achieve lofty organizational goals, and grow as leaders.
It’s essential that you get out of your company and industry silos to engage in rich conversations with a diverse group of fellow CEOs who truly empathize with the magnitude of your responsibility. Ask any high-performing CEO in a group. Your peers will broaden and deepen your knowledge and help you lead your organization more effectively. You also take what you learn from your CEO group— your ideas and your understanding about how high-performing groups collaborate—and show your people how to lead groups that optimize inside your organization.
- Friday — December 07, 2018
8:15AM - 9:30AM
- Cross Campus
85 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Friday Morning Coffee Meetup
Friday Morning Coffee Meetup is a weekly speaker series that highlights local innovators and provides the local community an inside look on the innovation happening in our city.