Growing Through a CEO Networking Group
Most CEOs will tell you that one of the most difficult parts of being in upper level management is finding networking events that fit into both your professional and personal lives. Joining a CEO networking group is an excellent way to stay abreast of the most important groups going on in your area.
To some though, it can be as difficult to find an excellent CEO networking group as it is to locate events. There’s massive amounts of value in putting in the effort to do so, though. Joining a group is, in and of itself, networking. You’re connecting with other professionals who can act as both sounding boards and resources in your journey to becoming an excellent leader.
Networking groups also have the advantage of creating an environment of collective information. It only takes one person being aware of an event or program for everyone to have access to it.
These groups can also encourage you to think outside of the box when it comes to strategies for growth, especially if it consists of a diverse demographic of business people. While you may feel that only CEO-specific programs are relevant to you, there’s a lot of value in attending events that are important to the people that you lead. They can give you insight into the strategies and information that they are bringing back into the company. This can create a better sense of understanding and empathy amongst your team.
Finally, CEO networking groups can help keep you accountable. It’s only human nature to want to avoid being “called out” for neglecting to attend an important conference or meeting, especially if it’s one that was seen as valuable by the rest of the group. Furthermore, even if you can’t attend due to time or personal constraints, you’ll still have access to a concise version of the information presented.
If you’re searching for a networking group that fits in with your professional situation, Keye Strategies is a great place to start. We want to help you find yourself amongst people who can and will help you grow as a professional leader. Contact Julie Keyes today to schedule a consultation!