Dealing with leadership and management challenges is a lonely place. Share common issues with the same small group at regular meetings, assisted by an expert moderator. Having a safe place to tap into the wisdom of peers can feel like salvation...
How do peer groups work?
Around eight members from different firms, meeting every six weeks from 8:30am to 10:00am
Richard Thorby, an executive coach and former managing partner, acts as moderator
Members set the agenda
No minutes: a summary of key points may be circulated
What might be discussed
The things that keep you awake at night
A 'dry run' of a Board-level issue
Dealing with ‘blockers’
Achieving balance across competing agendas
What do members say?
“Powerful exchanges of ideas and initiative all aimed at knowledge sharing and improvement”.Philip Black, Arcadis
“A rare opportunity to share on an informal but confidential basis ideas and experiences with fellow professionals facing similar challenges”.Jon Randall, Moore Stephens
Four categories of Peer Groups are organised:
Firmwide Leader – for those with responsibility for leading a firm and devising its strategy
Chief Operating Officer (COO) - for those with responsibility for implementing the firm’s strategy
Divisional Leader – for those with responsibility for leading a practice area, local office or business group
Management Team - for management experts from different disciplines (finance, HR, marketing, etc.), mixing disciplines in each Group