Take Your Company Vision to the Next Level
It takes a special kind of individual to be a successful entrepreneur – someone creative and innovative, someone with great vision and drive. But sometimes even the most successful entrepreneurs, the ones with the potential to take their businesses to even greater heights, stall out.
Understanding why this happens can be complicated, but it often boils down to an entrepreneur’s inability to let go of operating the company he or she has built, freeing him or her to continue innovating.
Entrepreneurs have difficulty allowing others to run the company while they stay focused on the big picture, the future and what is truly possible.
John Arnold has spent decades working with entrepreneurs of companies big and small. He offers them what many in their inner circle – and oftentimes in consulting – fail to deliver: brutal honesty as their trusted leadership advisor.
“I help them see the obvious,” John says. “They are so close to the business, they can’t see what needs to change. Or they can see what needs to change, and it requires making some tough decisions about their role in the company.”
It begins, as it always does with John, with an understanding of the person.
“I have to align with who they are as a person, so I can understand how they think about the business,” he adds.
Sometimes the entrepreneur needs an ego check. Sometimes they need more structure because entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are “fly by the seat of the pants” people. Sometimes they need the clarity John offers, an understanding of the inherent risks of acting – and failing to act.
“They must have the courage to try new thinking,” he says, “to be willing to let go to know where they are going.”
So if clarity is what you need, if you understand that sometimes – despite talent and drive – you still can’t see the forest for the trees, talk to John. Get the insight and gain the courage you need to take your business to the next level.