That’s why Gigi Lee Chang, the founder of Plum Organics, is a fan of business network organizations such as Vistage (www.vistage.com).
Monthly meetings force her to take time out and gain some perspective, she says: “It is a ‘safe’ and structured environment to discuss our problems and also a reminder that we all fundamentally struggle with the same core business challenges.”
Her advice? Join one.
- Sign up for two or three, max. “It is important to participate as fully as you can in each organization.”
- Pinpoint groups that meet regularly (monthly is ideal) and have a structured calendar.
- Join organizations that have a membership fee. “It helps reinforce your commitment.”
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