Become the Leader You Want to Be, the One You Know You Are
Ironically, as careers progress, a leader’s sources for counsel, mentoring and perspective often diminish. Greater responsibility can make managers feel isolated, vulnerable and unable to openly discuss concerns, explore alternative solutions, wrestle with tough decisions and seek advice. This is the reason Executive Agenda exists, and this is the reason EA enjoys high levels of member loyalty and referrals.
Research shows that compared to the general business population, individuals who regularly participate in structured, business issue-based, peer learning make better decisions and their organizations achieve better results. Executive Agenda is Wisconsin’s oldest and largest peer membership organization dedicated exclusively to executive development across diverse business functions.
Why EA Works
Membership in EA is by invitation. This helps to ensure that groups are comprised of high quality, high-integrity executives and managers who are actively committed to their own and each other's learning, growth and success. It also allows Executive Agenda to shape groups around positive chemistry and a diverse mix of business functions, industries and experiences.
The heart of EA’s unique learning approach is a professionally-facilitated process designed to combine members' diverse, real-world experience with in-depth knowledge of each other and their organizations. This process helps ensure that recommendations, advice, questions and feedback are relevant and specific to an individual's unique circumstances and are more able to produce results.
Long-term, trusting relationships rooted in mutual respect, and a commitment to each other's success ensures there are always peers or an Executive Mentor (Group Chair) willing and available to serve as a sounding board, review a proposal, challenge an assumption and provide support and encouragement.
Openness to learning and sharing works because the business of the group, whether in formal meetings, One-on-Ones or informal lunches, is conducted in a results-focused atmosphere of respect, trust, acceptance, confidentiality and safety.