One of the most consistent challenges leaders grapple with as they grow (which is always!) is ambiguity. The continual search for certainty, to define things in a way that is black and white. Whether it’s creating organisational structures, or dealing with performance issues, or promotions, or creating comp plans – the lack of a black […]
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.
So here’s the thing. We all play at these different roles we have. We get a job, and we play “professional”. We found a company, and we play “CEO”. We assume some self importance, some aura of authority, and feed an ego at some level with our level of importance. But we all have mothers and […]
We will get to a normal. What it looks like, how new or not it will be is open to debate. But in times like these, I always like to remember that volatility disrupts as much as it presents opportunity. I was asked for the umpteenth time on a podcast interview earlier this year what […]