Accelerating Company Growth. A Practical Guide for CEOs by Brendan Dowling

By Brendan Dowling

All writer proceeds could be donated to the MyGoodPoints.com charity.The hide snapshot of a racing yacht in complete sail, shooting the ability of the wind and crashing via waves, because it speeds up in the course of the ocean, is the easiest illustration of what it's prefer to speed up corporation development. to head this quickly, you want to have a superb group who understand what they're doing and who paintings in excellent concord, below the management of an exceptional captain, who makes the proper judgements on what course to move and the sails to take advantage of for the wind stipulations, currents, waves and all of the different parts which are thrown at you through the unpredictable surroundings. if you happen to get every thing correct, the thrill and adrenalin rush that comes from the acceleration, as you trip and crash via waves below your personal strength, is invigorating – similar to accelerating the expansion of your company.Throughout ACCELERATING corporation progress, Brendan Dowling stocks sensible suggestion and tales, in keeping with his personal experience,...

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I witnessed this going very wrong initially when I worked in a larger organization as a consultant, helping them with their strategy, after a new CEO was appointed from the existing management team. In his zest to show that he was a great leader, the new CEO decided to follow in the footsteps of a great and inspirational leader who is well known in the business world. But the mistake he made was to try to copy the great leader in every respect. Unfortunately, he fell flat on his face because everyone could see through this: they all knew him and what he was really like.

They are now the giants – but you are the next generation of challengers to what is now their established model. Keep it short and simple Your vision does not need to be complex or long-winded. In fact, the simpler, the better. ” I could have used the words “will be” instead. ” I have used this many times in my life and to great effect. Believe me, anyone can do this – by saying you are the person you are, you tend to get closer to where you want to be; when you are there, you figure out very quickly how to do things.

No matter how brilliant they are at their job, they cannot carry the entire business on their own shoulders. I think it is important to know what makes a bad leader: Bullying: Bad leaders are often bullies in work, undermining people they work with and using bullying tactics to make them complete tasks; Lack of trust: Bad leaders set people up to compete with each other as opposed to working together; people stop trusting one another because the so-called leader has created a culture of fear of being found out if something goes wrong; All stick and no carrot: Bad leaders use fear as their main form of motivation: “If you don’t do this well, I will fire you;” they never try to motivate people through positive feedback; even when they pay bonuses, there’s always a catch; Lack of integrity and compassion: Bad leaders don’t care about the people they work with; to them, people are resources like machines: do a task and you get fed, don’t and you get fired.

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