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The variety of beneficial results of LXCouncil membership are almost as wide and deep as the variety of CEOs who are members. Each person, depending on their needs, derives a slightly different benefit than the next, with benefits morphing and adapting with time as the CEO matures in their role within the company and their council.
Some of the most commonly reported outcomes of our business peer advisory groups include:
Don’t Take Our Word For it … read on to see what our members are saying!
Rewarding, Positive and Confident
“Membership in LXCouncil has been very rewarding to me in both my personal and professional life. Working with peers has allowed me to look at my problems and opportunities in a unique way that was much different than talking with my normal peers – at work or at home. Giving and getting advice from a group of peers gave unique perspectives that helped me tremendously and allowed me to look at things in a different light.
“I also have felt more confident and assertive in my decisions since joining the council based on the advice I received in these groups from successful business owners and leaders. The LXCouncil meeting facilitator did an excellent job keeping us on task and brought something valuable and unique to each monthly meeting. I will recommend peer advisory groups and LXCouncil to others based on my positive experience.”
– Jason Doyle, President, Alliance Energy Services
“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the opportunity to participate in LXCouncil. At first I was concerned about the time commitment, but soon realized that the meetings forced me to be more focused on the big picture, rather than be bogged down in day to day operations. Ultimately, LX was instrumental in helping me evaluate how I was doing business, spending my time and to prioritize what was most important. I have a renewed energy and better strategic approach for the future because of my time at LXCouncil.”
– Marshall Weston Jr., President & CEO, Restaurant Association of Maryland
“I am personally involved in this peer-to-peer group because it gives me ideas that I otherwise might not consider and time to think proactively. It’s been invaluable to me as a CEO of the bank to have a confidential environment to participate in critical thinking in a group setting solving common problems or issues.”
– John Block, Bank President, First National Bank
A Valuable Resource
“This has become a valuable resource for many of my business decisions. It has saved me thousands of dollars in just my first year of membership.”
– Owner, Convenience Store Franchise
“I grew, developed and appreciated what others go through alone at the top and how we are not really alone together. It has proven to be an invaluable experience.”
– Chris Wright, President, Union Quarries
Solutions to Problems
“One of the greatest values received is having 10 people with different levels of expertise, different scopes of businesses – completely different than mine – learning how they apply their thought processes to problems. [It] is invaluable to me.”
– CEO, Jewelry Claim Services
“In my first three months, my board saved me $75K. LXC peer advisory groups are a great investment for any business owner.”
– CEO, Wireless Distribution Company
“The commitment in my mind is what is it worth for you to step back and think about your business, how effective are you being, and where is your company going. If you don’t do that occasionally, I don’t think you can do a good job leading or growing your company.”
– President, Medical Clearing House
“One of the problems with many organizations is that they get into ‘me speak,’ but, with the Council, you get a [very] different focus and grounding that gives you an alternative way of thinking about things.”
– Chairman, Packaging Company
“This provides me with a structured discipline to stage and reach my goals. The camaraderie of my fellow board members, although concentrated in a four hour period, is caring, genuine, honest, and loyal. My investment has already provided me the best business return in 20 years.”
– President, Bed and Breakfast
“…It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day demands of the business, but the monthly meetings and coaching help keep me focused on the big picture. Our participation has proven to be a wise business decision.”
– Principal, Architectural Firm
Anticipating Issues and Thinking Strategically
The greatest insights that I’ve gained from my LXC peer group have been to the questions that I didn’t know to ask…If I had found LXC a year sooner, the learning curve would have been a lot shorter, and less costly. The deep and broad experience of the group has always been able to provide advice on my immediate problems. More importantly, our conversations have helped me to anticipate issues, look ahead, and think more strategically about the growth of my company. LXC is definitely valuable to my development as an executive and the success of my enterprise.
– Michael O’ Brien, CEO, Rgolf, Inc.
Need more convincing? Check out our video series that features additional information from members of real peer advisory groups as well as LXCouncil founder, Tina Corner.
LXCouncil members regularly bring powerful ideas to share in our meetings, including but not limited to: best practices, business processes, employment practices, as well as useful productivity tools and apps. If you’re ready to take your business and leadership skills to the next level, and if you think your business could benefit from more insights like what’s offered in this article, let’s start a conversation. LXCouncil may be the perfect next step!