Why You Need CEO Peers to Challenge Your Assumptions

Hear these words from a member: "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."

Vistage Members @Work

Do You Need Someone to Question Your Answers

Then gather with a dozen business owners — a CEO peer group. They met confidentially to share experiences and insights. They describe challenges and opportunities — and greatly benefit from each other’s agenda-free recommendations. They learn, as Daniel Joseph Boorstin said: “The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.”

The results are substantial: their companies become more professionally managed, process driven and — when ready — more sellable.

The experience also improved their life beyond business. Held accountable by their peers, they allocate time better. They stopped doing other people’s work and were was able to get home earlier. Life got better.

CEO Roundtable processing a member's challenge

While we have members from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, our group meets monthly in a metropolitan area location hosted by a member.  Our Vistage meetings take place in members offices, city clubs or country clubs and occasionally at unique venues.