Imagine if you are taking the family on driving holiday to a part of the country you’ve never been to before. You all get in the car, set off and after an hour’s driving, your partners asks if you know where you are going. That can be a difficult question but if you say, trust me, we’ll get there, that might keep them quiet.
An hour later, the children are getting restless, your spouse is asking again, you are getting frazzled because you don’t really know. Hmm, the stress starts to build.
Come lunchtime, the family is starting to get annoyed, arguments start and tensions build. Your family is becoming unsure about your capabilities and losing faith in you.
Your business is just the same.
If you don’t have a clear plan or direction to take your business and your staff, just like the family above, will lose confidence in you. There will be in-fighting and the business will suffer.
Leading Is Hard
Being the leader of a business or organization is tough at any time. But if you don’t know where you are going and why, it becomes a full-time stress. Your judgement weakens, your staff don’t know what to do and people blame each other.
If you can show your people your vision and what your are trying to achieve, they will become engaged in your aims. They will help you write a plan and be keen to be involved in it.
People like to be part of a success.
Using The Car Idea
We can look at a car as other key parts of running and growing a successful business.
As the driver behind the wheel,
• Are you driving the right car for you?
• Is the way you driving the vehicle impacting its efficiency?
• Are you heading in the right direction?
• Are you preparing for the roadblocks ahead?
• What skills, abilities or capabilities do you need to go the distance
Applying The Car To Your Business
Here are some thoughts around your leadership and management structure:-
• Review of your company direction
• Determine your growth strategy – organic, acquisition, licence, or franchise
• How often to review – quarterly, annually
• Exit, if this in your long-term plan
When your staff can see where you want to go and how you plan to get there, they will be keen to get on board and help you with the process.
We help decision-makers get in control of the business vehicle by having a roadmap that allows the other passengers get involved to go the distance.
PS If you want to find out how you can get control of your business, click here to book a 15-minute meeting on my Calendar.
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Jerome has worked with many business owners who have ventured off the well worn path to find new treasures.
If you are ready to tread where others fear give him a call now 0800 747 323.