It’s always a good time to take a 40,000-foot view of your business and evaluate where you are and where you might need reinforcement. Recently, I was talking with an entrepreneur about growing their business, and their plan is bold. They are looking to double the size of their company (in revenue) in seven years.
There are two things this company already did that is world-class:
I reminded them that they are already doing (well) two of the most difficult things when running a business at a very high-level. However, even though they are doing those things well, they were only growing at a rate of 5-7% a year. Then, I asked them what they thought it would take to get them where they want to be in seven years.
Together, we came up with seven areas to master to enable expected growth:
Some of these topics we have visited and some we will visit in the future. Please continue to join me on our leadership journey. Re-look at your near and long term goals and get feedback from others on their view on the seven points above. If necessary, pursue self and staff development to reach the goals you so richly deserve.