Support groups are generally associated with some form of recovery. They exist for individuals recovering from addictions, and provide support for their spouses. They exist for those who suffer grief in the loss of a loved one, or from divorce. They even exist for people who struggle with eating disorders.
Numerous support systems exist and these groups exist for a variety of reasons and they are beneficial to those who use them. At this point, a couple of questions should be considered for our leadership.
Who makes up the support group for leaders? Wisdom would suggest having other leaders involved in this group. Put together a core group of others who will share and contribute to the group’s design.
What benefit will they provide? They serve as a reminder that others have and do experience the same challenges. They also establish a form of accountability.
A support system will make a difference in how we continue to grow and develop our leadership. Who makes up the group, the purpose of the group’s design, and what we apply to our own leadership are the determining factors to its success.