Forum members sometimes feel they need to hide their forum participation from their boss or others at work. In fact, the opposite is almost always the case. Forum is an investment in your personal and professional development that makes you a better employee, executive, and leader. One forum member commented:
“Forum has helped me in business in many ways. It’s been a terrific resource for those hard multi-faceted decisions that involve money and markets but also people and reputation. Forum training has also given me an additional set of communication skills around listening and getting to the core of an issue inside the company and with customers and vendors.”
For a fraction of the cost of an executive education program, corporate training program, or executive coach, forums provide fresh perspectives in a structured, disciplined way so that you can efficiently and effectively address important business and professional issues.
If your boss wants more information, suggest that they read Harvard Business Review's “How to Get the Most out of Peer Support Groups,” to better understand the value and benefits, or encourage them to talk to any CEO or senior executive who is already in a forum.