Scale-up

Asking for help

Do I ask for help? ‘Asking for help’ is a powerful enabler for Business Leaders to action their thoughts, realize their dreams. ‘Asking for help’ helps them turn their vision into reality. Steve Jobs once said: ‘I’ve never found anybody who didn’t want to help me when I’ve asked them for help. I’ve never found …

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Being Effective

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing – Peter Drucker. How tuned we are to be Effective? To do what’s needed? Leadership Presence helps one to be Effective. And efficient. The good news is that we can enhance one’s Leadership Presence.

Execution Matters!

Ideas matter, but execution matters even more. An idea is (only) as good as its execution. It’s essential therefore to build Excellence in Execution alongside creating Winning Strategies. The ability to do both can be the difference between success and failure for a CEO / Entrepreneur / Business Owner. #ceo #scaleup #leadership

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

Focus

‘You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions’ – Steve Case. What we focus on expands. When we focus on why we can’t do something, we find excuses. When we focus on why perhaps …

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Being Decisive

Leaders are expected to be decisive, even amidst chaos and uncertainties. Leadership calls for making choices and taking decisions swift enough, yet not in haste. Gathering intelligence and information are important, but waiting for 100% lucidity leads to delay, indecision, or an irrelevant decision. Accelerated decision making or 70% rule as Jeff Bezos calls it, …

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Building Trust

Trust is an essential part of Leadership presence; A Business Leader wants to be trusted – inside and outside the Organisation. How do I build, enhance my Trustworthiness? A study by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman published in HBR found there are 3 key elements to Trust: 1.      Positive relationships 2.      Good judgment / expertise …

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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