This is an interesting article from Fast Company. Especially for those of us schooled with the discipline to always finish what we start. Some things have to be finished (yes mum, my plate). For instance, one my most intense periods of work was when I had just taken on a demotivated team of 60, who […]
Founders and Owners
There’s this scene in the wonderful film, The Two Popes, when outgoing pope Benedict asks incoming Pope Francis to take his confession. His primary sin was living in his books and not with the humans that his church is supposed to serve. I read a lot. I think it’s important, and it teaches and provokes […]
“Generating activity is not a problem; in fact it is easy. The fact that it is easy makes the real problem harder to solve. The problem is getting the right things done – the things that matter, the things that will have an impact, the things a company is trying to achieve to ensure success. […]
Business has an obsession with growth. And usually unlimited growth. A target is set, and we always laud people for beating it. Sometimes with an accelerator for beating it significantly. But although growth is seductive, without scale, it ends up destructive. That’s because the growth that we tend to focus on is top line. Usually […]
Many company owners are concerned that no one else on their leadership team thinks like an owner. They need to grow mini-CEOs.