“I’ve always viewed myself as a fairly effective CEO. My first thought about peer groups was the time I would be ‘sacrificing’. Time is money. But it didn’t take long to realize that I gained so much during the meetings that I easily made it up (and then some) because my individual productivity and focus improved exponentially.”
CEO, Adam Aircraft, Inc.
“I had accountants, lawyers and I even had a board of advisors, but as competent as they were, none of them had been in the situation that I was in. Through The CEO Project, I was surrounded by a number of role models that had crossed the same threshold that I was facing and could provide support and guidance on how to maneuver through these situations as well as help me develop my decision-making skills. Our group Advisor personally provided invaluable support to help me see the path and provide a sounding board through the challenging decisions I was facing.”
CEO, Lastar, Inc.
Diversity and creativity.
“I didn’t have the opportunity to be exposed to those types of people in my current situation. We were at the top of our industry, so to be in a peer group with CEOs from my industry might not have stretched or challenged me. The quality and diversity of my CEO peer group provides that. Both the focused time spent in the group meetings and the one-on-ones with our group Advisor have helped me see things I wasn’t able to see on my own.”
CEO, Bowman Consulting, Inc.
The best board.
“The last thing you want to do as a CEO is admit that you don’t have all the answers. You are the leader, the person everyone looks up to for guidance; of course you know the right thing to do in every situation. The members of my group are the most effective board I could ask for. There is no hidden agenda and they contribute as much as they possibly can, knowing that they will get the same in return. I’ve forged great relationships with my group, and frequently rely on them as sounding boards.”
CEO, Force 3, Inc.
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