BIGGER IS DIFFERENT...
Business is rarely easy, but for some companies there are growth points that seem to make almost everything a lot harder. It's tough to keep up with all the work, even after you hire more people. You have all the old problems and a lot of new ones. Success, and the growth that comes with it, complicate things. Size changes things. BIGGER is different. (Click the image to download for free.)
Part One of this article speaks directly to leaders who grow and succeed and wake up one day to find they're working really hard but can't catch up. They make more but spend more. They work with more people and have more people problems. Success isn't as fun as they thought it would be. The real problem is not that they got too big or grew too fast, their real problem is that their old infrastructure can't support the amount of work they have now.
Part Two outlines four fundamental principles that can help big and small businesses, and especially merging and growing businesses, see and fix the weak spots in their own infrastructure. (It's awesome stuff. Seriously.)
Part Three is for those of you getting ready for a strategy session. It contains step-by-step instructions for putting great ideas into action with your team and some very helpful tips for running a better session that produces better results.