Picture an ‘exit’ sign. Visualise those four letters above a doorway. What’s the first thing you think of? Chances are you think of something being over, finished and done with; ‘exit’ means there’s nothing more to see or do. Your work here is done.
How busy are you? Do you have so much on your plate that the list of things to do never gets any smaller, yet your business isn’t growing at the rate you expect? Are you suffering the fate of the ‘busy fool’?
As Peter Drucker once wrote, leadership is ‘the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard’. For business owners who want to foster a high-performance culture, this ability to raise performance, individual by individual and team by team, is absolutely critical.
Do you have a clear vision of where you’re going? Some business owners do and some don’t. When I start working with a client, if their vision is a blurry, vague picture, without a distinct destination or route towards it, I start by helping them clarify that picture.