I joined Leaders on Demand to help business leaders and owners to grow their businesses through having access to the necessary leading information, with systems and governance appropriate to their scale and aspirations. To achieve sustainable, profitable business growth, leaders need easy access to the right information and while traditional business reporting or “seeing where you have been” is important, identifying, recording and acting on information that indicates future performance or “where are you headed and is that where you want to be heading”, is invaluable.
I want more businesses to have the right to grow which, to me, means having the right structure in place to handle the inevitable growing pains and to have clear insights to where the business is heading and the risks and opportunities facing it.
A business leader should always have access to information that supports their aspirations and not be reliant on individuals within a business for that information. I always encourage transparency and ownership of business knowledge within a business – no surprises and maximum alignment to business goals. While it is great to trust your people, a business leader must be able to rely on their systems and structure without an overreliance on any single holder of knowledge or process.
On Demand SupportHaving experienced a broad range of businesses over my career, both as a senior executive, advisor and NED, I am able to work with business leaders and owners to quickly identify the keys to their business success, and to work with them to make those key indicators, risks and opportunities easy to measure, record and most importantly, act upon. I have worked with very large privately owned businesses to smaller, owner-managed ones across a wide range of industries, including:
- Software development
- Professional Services (Legal, Architecture, Accounting)
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