As a CEO for over 35 years I’ve realized that I don’t know what I don’t know. Rarely do I get unbiased advice, and this limited perspective impacts my decision making, and the stakeholders I serve.
As Leo Tolstoy wrote… “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.”
To help CEO’s, like myself, gain perspective, I organize peer groups of non-competitive CEO’s into monthly meetings to handle our most pressing issues. This is a remarkable bonding process that solves costly problems and opens up significant growth opportunities for our companies and ourselves.
Vistage is the industry leader in organizing private CEO and Senior Executive peer groups since 1957. Leaders within Vistage statistically outperform their competition.