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.
In the past few years, a high proportion of our clients’ businesses have been owned and run by wife-and-husband teams or life partners. The relative degree of day-to-day involvement for each partner may vary, but both are typically equal owners and directors of the business.
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.