Active Recruiting

Scaling-up businesses are on a recruiting mode. Always. ‘Active Recruiting Posture’, as Frank Slootman calls it. Scaling-up businesses need to plan and engage in their talent hunt not just to meet their current needs, but to feed their emerging needs in future, as the growth is significantly faster. Therefore the approach to talent and hiring …

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Operating Rhythm

Setting an Operating rhythm in place is crucial in a Scale-up journey – consisting of a series of operational templates, reviews, check-ins, and execution routines that the Organisation practices in-sync. One of the key aspects in creating such an Operating rhythm is having well-structured reviews at different intervals, at multiple levels. And creating a review …

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What’s possible

What’s possible, and what I (We) think is possible – can be different. At times, significantly different. A conscious review of this – whether there’s a gap between what’s possible, and what I (We) think is possible – can open up a flurry of possibilities for ourselves. #ceo #scaleup #leadership

Separating Signals

Separating signal from the noise is inevitable as a Leader, though it’s becoming increasingly difficult. Signal when picked-up, provides clarity and takes us closer to our goals. Noise is deceptive, distracting and moves us away from where we want to go. Consciously training oneself to differentiate signal from noise therefore adds to one’s Leadership Presence …

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Org Designs

All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they get – Anonymous. Scaling-up provides an opportunity to design many things – Where to play, How to play, Values, Business Principles, Org structure, Review systems and the like. The Organisational outcomes depend on the design. How invested am I in getting the designs as appropriate …

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Working back

While doing the Business Plan, ‘working back’ from where we need to be, say, in 4 years’ time, makes significant difference to the way we think, the way we plan, and what we achieve! Where we need to be in 4 years, for that, where we need to be in 3 years, for that, where …

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Scaling-up successfully

Research shows only 4% businesses scale-up successfully. The research attributes 3 reasons that account for 73% of business failures: Product – Market mismatch Lack of appropriate Marketing, Communication Inappropriate Business Models Is it possible to Scale-up successfully? The answer is Yes – by doing what only 4% of business owners are doing! #ceo #scaleup #leadership


One of the key aspects of being a Leader is making choices, taking decisions. While at that, filtering Signal from the Noise is extremely important. More important than one may think. Bad decisions are often attributed to lack of enough information while taking the decision. Research shows this is not true. It’s about filtering-out bad …

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