For most organisations that try to scale but fail, the bottleneck is usually the person at the top: the founder/owner or CEO.
It happens all the time: A business achieves good, consistent organic growth, but despite everyone’s best efforts, never really takes off.
Perhaps you’ve watched in frustration as one of your competitors experiences rapid “hockey-stick” acceleration and shifts to a whole new level, while for you, growth remains a doggedly gradual incline, with each year just a little better than the last.
Here’s the interesting thing: While this “stuckness” can happen at any revenue level, the underlying cause is almost always the same. Whether it’s failing in the transition from a $300k business to $1 million; $10 million to $100 million, or from $1 billion to $5 billion, the problem with scaling rarely lies with the underlying business model, or the products or services offered, or the economy.
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