Leading Others

Congratulations! Your business is doing well and you’re growing every day. You’ve decided to employ more people to fill in competency gaps, but . . . are you about to hit the ‘valley of death’?
Every growing business hits three tripwires as it begins to scale – three points when a leader will realise he or she has bitten off more than they can chew. At each of these points, a leader has a very important decision to make: learn and grow with the organisation, or keep the status quo and crumble. These necessary shifts for growth can leave even the most confident leader feeling incompetent and overwhelmed.
In episode five of his Small Business Leadership podcast series, Allon discusses the changing dynamics of leading others as an organisation scales. Listen in to hear if any of these scenarios are your current reality.
25 Jan 2022 English South Africa Business · How To

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In this episode, Allon discusses the difference between leadership and management and what each of the two roles entails. He explains why, as an entrepreneur, you should always be leading and managing simultaneously. Allon offers practical examples to illustrate how to differentiate between the two, and discusses the other side…
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As your business grows and faces more and more challenges, you should grow and learn with it. In this introductory episode of the Small Business Leadership podcast series, Allon Raiz offers context around leadership in a small business and sets the stages for the episodes to follow.
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