The days of being the boss, the one who is in charge, in control, the one who holds all the authority, doing business as tradition dictates has passed. It is no longer about hiring people for skills and managing them for performance, or telling people what to do.
There has been a massive shift. Some business owners, CEO’s and managers have discovered something really powerful. A secret right under their noses. And it’s this…it’s your people. They are your competitive advantage. They are the difference.
People are more than a set of skills. There is no such thing as an all-rounder. People perform better in high performance teams than as a one person army.
Great businesses whether big, small or in between have leaders who create an environment for people to flourish. They discover their strengths, their native talent, they match them to their team, their business model and strategy. They focus energy and get out of their way.
It takes clarity, focus and courage, and a willingness to learn and grow. Most of all it requires a shift in thinking and behaviour. Want a great business? Start doing business differently using a whole of team approach. It will multiply your results.