The leader in most organizations has many and varied tasks. If the organization is large enough to have a significant leadership team then the CEO has help in the day-to-day operations and can delegate initiatives, tasks and/or projects. In small companies, including start-ups of course, the leader/founder shoulders much, if not all, of the work. […]
Contrary to Pfeffer‘s advice, I want to be fully transparent: presently I am a Leadership Coach who is actively engaged in working with business leaders from startup companies to multi-billion dollar public companies. In addition, during my career in industry, I have had the good fortune to be a leader and to work with business leaders. […]
It’s your business. You are the final decision maker. You are accountable to the board, or perhaps there is no board and you are the founder/owner. So where do you go when you need advice? Have you established a mastermind group or advisory board? Do you really have “all the answers?” Who questions your answers? […]
Businesses who don’t pay attention to their customers, their reputation and public perception will always wind up wasting assets in the long run. You can’t make everyone happy, but you’d better get out and visit customers and stop listening to internal chatter, opinions and perceptions. They don’t matter.