I recently read an article about mastermind groups and found that they share some attributes and best practices with leads groups. No big surprise, but it’s nice to read it from someone else. Here’s the short list of commonality.
Meet Regularly And Precisely. I (the blog post author, Sid Savara) call this the “nuts and bolts.” Keep to a regularly scheduled time, ensure all members are punctual – and end on time.
Make sure you capture what happened at each meeting – lessons and triumphs, goals, and items you want to keep each other accountable to.
Pick your Partners. A mastermind group (like a referral/leads group) is only as good as the people in it – pick your partners with care.
Agree On Ground Rules. …keep in mind the purpose of setting rules is not to stifle anyone – the purpose of the rules is to ensure everyone benefits from the mastermind group. In referral groups, the rules help with accountability.
Thanks LifeHack and Sid Savara for the great blog post – How to Start a Mastermind Group.