As entrepreneurs and leaders, we can spend a lot of time in our own heads trying to solve problems. In the process, we often end up making those problems bigger than they actually are. It can be lonely (and frustrating) when you don’t have someone like you to talk to – someone who’s also building their business, leading a team, or running a nonprofit.
Getting out of your own head is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your business, but in order to do that successfully you need a safe and supportive place for it to happen. That’s where peer to peer groups come in.
In a recent Harvard Business Review article, authors Boris Groysberg and Robert Russman Halperin discuss peer to peer groups, how they usually work, the benefits of participating, and how to make the most of your experience. I wanted to share this article to remind all of you that you’re not alone. Other people are fighting the same fight and trying to solve the same problems.
In addition to what you may get out of a peer to peer group, your own past experiences may help other entrepreneurs and leaders just like you. Have you ever joined or considered joining a peer to peer group? Let us know in the comments – we’d love to hear about your experience!