We work with leaders. A lot! From all different sectors and at all different levels. Many say ‘business just ain’t like it used to be. People don’t do business the way they used to.’ They’re right.
Take Harry. A founder of a large tile company who made a small fortune over the last forty years. He started by tiling a woman’s kitchen in regional Australia in 1940. He discovered he had a flair for it and kept going… and built an empire.
Five years ago, his business was flagging. Things weren’t happening like they used to. Profits were down. His staff were unhappy.
He brought us in to help. It was clear that his business was no longer relevant. He and his staff were living day by day, doing what they had always done with little attention paid to technology, increasing (and more savvy) competition – many who had going through leadership training and leadership development.
Harry had to go back to basics – revisit his purpose (Vision) and Strategic Plan and upskill his staff, modernise is product range, focus on how he does business and gallop into the 21st century. (His staff were still paid manually and all his books were done on a paper based ledger.) Not smart, certainly not relevant.
Slowly we turned his company around. He did gallop into this century, he did take the advice about systems, processes, procedures and his people, and he has just retired – $17 million dollars richer!
I agree with Harry. The world has changed. A lot. Even in the last decade (or less) it seems that the world is a very faced paced planet on which to be.
Modern day leaders today must remain relevant. Relevant to their customers, relevant to their industry and relevant to the organisations objectives. Forget living in the past and hanging on to ‘how things were done’.
Get in the driving seat and make new rules, new impact, new relevance. Or your business will slowly come to a standstill.
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