How many leaders continue to ignore the fact that need to invest in self as well as others? How many do not even invest in their own people…Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous as – “If I train my people they might go?” – If you do not train your people they should go…
Inside every organization there a myriad of skills and expertise to share – collaboration between not only company employees but between companies and partner suppliers as well as customers can bring and would bring a whole lot of learning at low resource throughout Britain – why on earth are we not doing more of this kind of stuff??
Small companies can take innovative challenging, progressive improvement ideas into desperate the build new initiatives and to re-ignite innovation to stop bored process staff from looking elsewhere… Smaller companies need to see how it’s down by information exchange, by considering systems and processes considered the norm in bigger companies. In-between people will learn new communication methods, new possibilities for excellence to take back and to apply in their companies.
At the heart of this momentum, which is useless is the culture of leaders encouraging others to experiment, and put time into the working week to make new discoveries, with the full appreciation that actions have to have commercial grounding, a strong culture and an injection of trust and sharing is what we need now more than ever to rebuild confidence in our abilities – bag loads of them across the country.
Go on – do something different and share your skills today – you’ll be amazed at the chain reaction you set in place and the return on investment you might receive both externally and internally. You have little to lose and the status quo is not working. Do something different or else you will get what you have always got.
Lara Morgan is best known for growing Pacific Direct, from start-up to successful exit, 23 years later. She now invests her time in fast growth companies and represents UKTI as an Export Ambassador, having previously exported to 110 countries. Her vast experience and business knowledge includes specialisms in licensing luxury brands, manufacturing toiletries and selling to the hospitality environment through complex global distribution chains. She's also an expert in leadership and developing talent having learnt through her own experiences of employing 500 employees in an open fast growth sales culture.