Shifting your leadership as your company outgrows the startup phase
The majority of popular leadership advice falls into one of two categories:
- Leadership for the small-business owner (which usually deals with entrepreneurialism, sales, financing, and other basic management and business skills)
- Leadership for managers in big organizations. For example, at least 50% of Harvard Business Review website articles mention at least one of the same handful of big companies (i.e., Apple, Wal-Mart, IBM, General Electric, etc.)
However, not a lot has been written about how your leadership needs to shift as your company transitions from small to big. That may be, by the way, because very few small companies actually achieve revenues more than $250 million in sales — only about a tenth of 1% ever do.
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