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Using Communities to Improve Performance

For the past three days, I have been at a meeting of a dozen thought leaders from various consulting fields including leadership, coaching, operations, marketing, team building and auctions. The purpose was to share ideas, review progress, get input on various elements of our practices, and to grow and prosper. I’m leaving with many great new ideas, validation of plans, and excitement to continue my progress on my path for the future.

Developing communities and mastermind groups is a powerful way to improve performance no matter what your field or purpose is.  For people in all professions, getting together with thought leaders can generate ideas, feedback and input that will help take you to the next level. In particular, the accountability and road maps that you develop can help guide you on your way and prevent you from falling into the traps of procrastination and competing priorities that can keep you from reaching your goals.

There are industry groups and other communities of experts that you can join, or create your own by carefully selecting a group of thought leaders that can meet or talk by phone periodically to help you. They don’t have to be in the same area of expertise as you; some of my best ideas these past few days came from people who had little familiarity with what I do.

Try it. You may end up at a level of achievement beyond your expectations.

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