MY GOOD FRIEND Leo Bottary has written another excellent post over at the Executive Street blog – ‘Why Peer Advisory Groups Will Be The Next Big Thing’.
Peer advisory groups turn the traditional executive development model on its head. The old model, which people have been using for decades now, is designed to train people to be better leaders with the implicit expectation that it will make a difference in how they lead and manage. And that somewhere down the line, the company will actually see the fruits of this investment in its corporate culture and financial performance. The problem is that most executive training is episodic/event-oriented. Someone goes off to training, learns some interesting new concepts, and within a few weeks time, is back to the same old, pre-training behaviors. What’s more, the training and the actual work of the company are often so poorly coordinated that measuring its effectiveness and value are next to impossible.
Peer advisory groups work in exactly the opposite fashion.
It’s an idea and a model that is long-needed here in Adelaide and something I was hoping the Social Media Club Adelaide could bring about, but so far to no avail (but I won’t give up trying).
Excellent article, Leo, and I encourage everyone to nip over to Leo’s post and have a read of the full article.
As Leo says,
Professionally facilitated peer groups simply make too much sense in today’s world not to catch fire – and soon!