Whether you want to be an extraordinary leader or an outrageously successful entrepreneur, you need clarity of vision, the right tools, team and structure around you, and an environment that sets you up for success. Getting rock solid foundations in place, and knowing how to get the right team of superstars around you, are the golden rules regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur, or a leader in the corporate world. Although the foundations are the same, the application and implementation are different.
For the wildly ambitious entrepreneurs out there – you have the opportunity to shape your own… everything! You have built your business from the ground up, and with sheer hard work, passion and determination, have already achieved an amazing amount. When working on the foundations with you, it’s about making sure that your unique skills are front and centre, that you are connected with your vision and that you’re not getting sucked into the trap of doing everything - and getting exhausted and dis-illusioned as a result. Working harder and longer? It’s the ultimate mistake.
For the passionate or aspiring leaders out there, who want to keep evolving your strengths and seek to be an extraordinary leader of people – you have the opportunity to shape your team, create an environment that attracts and develops talent and be a source of inspiration.
For you, focusing on the foundations will help you navigate existing structures and norms in an established business, and learn the tools that will enable you to unlock your unique strengths - so you can then use to them to create extraordinary teams. Doing more, more and more? It’s the ultimate trap.
So, which one are you?