Great founders don't necessarily make great CEOs. Being deliberate about founder role transitions is often overlooked in scaling businesses.
Simon is a consultant working founders, leaders and investors to scale sustainably brilliant businesses.
If you're always firefighting in your business, don't become a better firefighter. Reduce founder traps and find a sustainable growth path.
Good leaders develop a deep sense of what's really going on in their business. Sensemaking is a tool to help them with this.
Decisions control the flow of work in your business. Pay attention to how and when they're made as well as who decides about what.
Process can be a source of innovation, reduce friction and accelerate growth. Don't let it become an industry in its own right. Look beyond the obvious.
Chefs use mise en place to reduce future complexity. Founders and leaders in scaling businesses can do the same.