As you grow and progress through leading various leadership positions, it can be hard to find an appropriate outlet or find others in your organization that you can lean on, where you can openly share the challenges that you're going through without fear of either sharing too much, or sharing something that's inappropriate.
Mike shares advice for leaders at any level to help them with the network effect whether it's coaching or peer group.
As a C-level officer himself, it's his peer group. If he's not connected to his peer group, unable to disagree, commit, and talk through the things that matter, then he's on an island.
It's important to have a highly functioning executive team.
One of Mike's biggest personal goals was helping shape the dynamic in their executive team. He does daily touchpoints with his executive team and it is the biggest reason that his job satisfaction is high right now. Even though they have different opinions, directions, and feelings about what is going on, they have that common bond that plays a huge role in wanting to stick around.
This applies to any leader regardless of if you're talking about your peers or your executive team.