...great connections happen here Register NOW & Start 2018 STRONG! So, what is a mastermind group? Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your leadership skills. It is a gathering of like-minded individuals who desire to focus on and achieve their goals through the study of a specific set of information and/or material usually from one specific book or author. The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues. This is the essence and value of mastermind groups. Napoleon Hill’s definition: The concept of the “master mind alliance” was introduced by Napoleon Hill in his books: The Law of Success and Think And Grow Rich. While Napoleon Hill called it a “master mind alliance,” it’s been shortened and modernized to “mastermind group”. Mastermind groups have been around since the beginning of time. Even Benjamin Franklin belonged to such a group, which he called a Junto. Napoleon Hill wrote about the mastermind group principle as: “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.” “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].” Education can certainly benefit from the collective thinking of great minds working together for the benefit of leading ourselves, our staff and our students well.