I have left each session with invaluable and actionable feedback that I take back into my company to make things better.
I wasn't sure what to expect. The coach took time to carefully assess my situation, and then helped me dial in on my real points of need. He guided me through a great process. I discovered what I needed and learned some better ways to think.
CIO Mastermind confirms the concept of using external advisory to solve intra-company challenges because in your role you don't have anyone in-house to review with.
It is helpful to network with cross-industry CIOs. A lot of the problems are common and contrasting different approaches helped to broaden my insight.
I like having an opportunity to help colleagues address challenges that they are facing. Making a positive difference is important to me.
By just listening to the questions and suggestions during bottlenecks opens up new ideas and strategies that can be directly applied to my current challenges.
Our CIO Mastermind group contains extensive wisdom and experience that both overlaps and is distinct from my own experience. I rely on the unique insights from other members to help me creatively solve the [unique situational problem].
This is a peer group where we can all share challenges and ideas, This one is the winner. I appreciate the founder's focus on accountability of participation with the goal of creating a body of knowledge and metrics useable by the group membership.
I appreciate the emphasis CIO Mastermind puts on interviewing member candidates to ensure the highest level of commitment from members. It is far too easy to join a peer group and then let your day job prevent commitment to the group. A great job is done guiding members to contribute during and in between meetings. I also value the 'agile' format focused on the members helping each other overcome bottlenecks so we can bring more value to our firms.
There are two reasons you are not invited to significant meetings and it isn't because you don't know what you are talking about.
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I’ve been seeing a lot of mergers taking place, and with it, inheritance of another leader’s team. The work that follows between yours and theirs isn’t always smooth and often is troublesome. Unless you pay attention to one key factor effective CIOs agree has been their key.
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