Faculty Publications

Title

Creating your master mind: Personal and professional development through MasterMind groups

Document Type

Conference

Keywords

Collaboration, Group learning, Mastermind group, Personal development, Professional development

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Proceedings ACM SIGUCCS User Services Conference

First Page

123

Last Page

126

Abstract

Do you find it easier or more enjoyable to pursue your personal or professional goals in concert with other like-minded people? If so, a "MasterMind group" might be just the resource you have been searching for. A MasterMind group, as described by the business author Napoleon Hill, is "The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony." By gathering regularly with a like-minded set of people, one can find camaraderie, advice, differing points of view, and perhaps most importantly, accountability. Within a peer mentorship environment, members are willing to hold each other responsible for their growth and progress. The MasterMind group stands in contrast to a mentor/mentee relationship because in the former, each participant stands to gain from the relationship equally. Copyright © 2013 ACM.

Original Publication Date

12-16-2013

DOI of published version

10.1145/2504776.2504791

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