A proliferation of challenges requires executives to bring more expertise to the table.
Thirsty for insight, executives look for scalable ways to connect with each other in a human way – to genuinely talk about what is working and what is not. They look for those who have the same responsibilities and reporting relationships in similarly-sized organizations because these are their fellow travelers who feel their same pressures and challenges. Executives prize the understanding that comes from sharing war stories, observations and advice. At the same time, they value advisors for the independence and perspective they bring and know that together these two groups can form an ecosystem where best practices are cross-pollinated between high-performing companies.