Why You Need CEO Peers to Challenge Your Assumptions
As a CEO and business owner, I needed more perspective. I was stale. I felt isolated at the top.
Even worse, no one was challenging my assumptions. Advice was everywhere — and always had an agenda attached.
I knew this: what I was doing was not producing the growth I wanted. Something had to change.
I Needed Someone to Question My Answers
I gathered with a dozen business owners — a CEO peer group. We met confidentially to share experiences and insights. We described our challenges and opportunities — and greatly benefited from each other’s agenda-free recommendations. We learned, as Daniel Joseph Boorstin said: “The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.”
The results were substantial: my company became more professionally managed, process driven and — when I was ready — sellable.
This experience also improved my life beyond business. Held accountable by my peers, I allocated my time better. I stopped doing other people’s work. I was able to get home earlier. Life got better.