Nick talks to Craig Lemasters, CEO of GXG, a management consultancy dedicated to solving traditional consulting’s execution problem by curating intentional, focused conversations with expert operators who share the advantage of their knowledge and experience.
Craig's message is simple - to help senior leaders get unstuck on tough challenges. It's a problem affecting many businesses on the way to scale-up, and in this week's show, Craig gives you some practical advice on how to get unstuck!
- Being "stuck" is the feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed, usually as a result of your businesses decline in growth. This leads to a lack of ideas and inspiration, which in turn leads to a plateau effect.
- Profitable growth has a remarkably healing effect upon any area of business that is in decline. Even conversation that tend toward the negative can be assuaged by the empowerment that comes through profitability.
- Those who begin businesses are usually reluctant to bring new people aboard for fear of diluting their original vision. But this is a sure-fire way to hit that plateau. We must surround ourselves with new people, new insights and new perspectives.
- We must have the humility to recognise that there are people out there who know more than we do. It is our responsibility as leaders to harness their knowledge and guidance, and learn.
'Profitable growth tended to heal all the other things we argued about in companies'
'Scale up is the ability to spot talent and capability and build teams, and it's the ability to work with structure and process'
'Confidence is one of the missing words in the leadership formula'
'If you go back to the history of education, it's always been a wise person teaching a less wise person'
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ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.
Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.
I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.
My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.