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Simon Wakeman

Pastiche in business

I had an initial conversation with a founder recently that stuck with me. The founder told me in detail about the company they were creating. They reeled off several different initiatives and features they'd implemented, proudly highlighting the provenance of these achievements. Old favourites like dedicated time for...

Simon Wakeman

The real role of leaders

Over the past five months I've interviewed more than 50 founders in scaling businesses for a project I'm working on. As I review the interview transcripts, I notice an interesting divide emerging in how founders see leadership. Leadership as direction The majority see the primary task...

Simon Wakeman

Holding to account

I've been working with a product scale-up business to create the conditions for a culture of greater accountability in their business. In one conversation we talked about what it really means to hold people to account. It struck me that this is something that is much discussed in...

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