Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Top 5 Tips for Creating Your Own Mastermind Group



Many months ago, good friend, fellow entrepreneur and corporate coach Glenn Andrew lured me to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square for a casual meeting. After a few sodas Glenn popped a question: “Do you have any tips for my readers on forming a Master Mind Group?”

We chatted for a little on the subject and then I realized it required far more than light discussion, it needed a list of do’s and don’ts. I told Glenn I’d get back to him with my list.

A week later I emailed him my ideas and then forgot about it. So yesterday I get some correspondence from Glenn reminding me of what I had written down. Wow, someone actually listens to my ramblings…AND saves them! (Thank you Glenn) The results of that question are my 5 tips that have come from 30 years as an entrepreneur, business owner, board member, speaker and author.
 
Go to http://glennandrew.com/mastermind-groups/ 


Thank you for reading, and let me know if these points work for you.


Brad Szollose

PS: I cannot recommend anyone better than Glenn, so please add his RSS feed to your world. Great coach and business leader…AND he’s on Twitter, Facebook, and whatever social network will be available in the future;-)


Need Executive Coaching? How about an executive coach with executive experience? Send an email to brad at bradszollose dot com. We look forward to hearing from you.


Brad Szollose Bio:

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Who Is Brad Szollose?: 

Cofounder of Another Big Production. Host of Awakened Nation™. Award-Winning Author. Creative Director. Leader. Visionary. TEDxSpeaker. Web Pioneer. C-Level Executive.


First things, first. How do you say Szollose?
It’s pronounced zol-us.

From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.

As an award-winning creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.

As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).

Today, the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on next-generation leadership development, branding and modern Management Strategies, and he has been featured (both print and online versions) in Forbes, Inc., Advertising Age, USA Today, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, International Business Times, Le Journal du Dimanche (France), and The Hindu Business Line to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CGTN America, CBS, Roku Network and other media outlets.

Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.

After 35 years in New York City, he now calls Las Vegas home. In his free time, he enjoys hiking in the mountains, working Star Trek and Dune quotes into everyday conversation, and painting and drawing the stunning landscapes of the American Southwest.