Two heads are better than one, right? If you believe that then starting a mastermind group is a good way to use the support of others to progress in ways you cannot on your own. Who should you invite to join your mastermind group?
People who undertake give and take: First you must make sure you have something to offer others. Then bring to your group people who are also are willing to contribute to the professional needs of others.
People with drive and commitment: Otherwise the group will fail even before it starts. Make sure the goals of the people in the group shared.
For example, if one personâ€™s goal is to make it to senior management and another is to start their own business, this requires serious commitment on both counts. So do your homework and make sure you are bringing people who have a career mission to take forward and not just to â€˜networkâ€™.
People who are accountable: You need people who mean what they say, are reliable, and can hold group members accountable to goals they set. Such people will for example regularly attend scheduled meetings, deliver any assignments to a high standard, and establish positive working relationships.
People who will present diverse skill sets: You need to know your strengths and weaknesses in order to bring on board others who can for example help you develop in an area that they are strong. You can learn different approaches from different members or even get help to develop meaningful personal development programmes.
People who are problem solvers: The group must have a common purpose irrespective of the nature of the individual memberâ€™s goal. The purpose should be to make progress in chosen areas, get good feedback, and help each other find solutions.
Now take action: Make a list of who you might invite to your mastermind groupÂ