My favorite business leaders are Steve Jobs and Jack Welch. I read as much as I can about them. Winning by Jack Welch is my favorite business book. What I admire most is their personable but strict leadership. I envy it.
My favorite Steve Jobs quote is, “We don’t hire smart people to tell them what to do. We hire smart people to tell us what to do”. When you are the leader of your business I don’t feel you’ll have long term success if it’s all about you. In the beginning it’s easier and probably a more comfortable path to charge ahead with your ideas, skills and processes. However, long term, I challenge that kind of culture won’t provide for the maximum success. Maximum success comes from a diverse culture that encourages creativity. Creativity that challenges not only you but your goals. Creativity that actually raises your expectations. Creativity that helps you accomplish more than you planned.
Yes, YOU need a business plan and objectives. Yes, YOU are responsible at the end of the day. Yes, YOU either succeeded or didn’t. Yes… others can help you get there.
Did you plan for everything? Are you doing it the best way? Did you uncover every opportunity? Are you sure? Who can help?