Careers in business tend to be organic rather than structural. People can therefore find themselves in senior positions, without having had opportunities to develop some of the key skills necessary to perform exceptionally. Being promoted can make people feel isolated and no longer able to ask for guidance and objective appraisal.
Senior Management Forums (SMFs) allow senior managers to appraise their core skills in an objective light. They provide a confidential, yet challenging environment, in which managers consider together their function within their organisation, and opportunities for their own personal development. During SMFs, clients find that the difficulties they face are not unique to them, but are shared by colleagues in other management positions.