Business Growth through Leadership Development
Chapter 1: Does everyone feel this way? Loneliness, uncertainty, self-doubts and a distinct lack of time
It is lonely running a business, a company, an organization. I feel that the problems I face are unique to me and my company. How could someone else possibly understand my products, my services, my markets, my staff, the issues I face and all the things that make me and my business what we are? After all, I have spent years getting to where I am today. Even inside my company I feel that I have no one I can openly turn to. I can’t talk to those around me as they expect answers from me, not doubts, not questions. They want answers! Indeed, some of the issues that the organization faces have been caused by them. How can I talk to them about problems that I believe they are part of or that they have caused? Deep down, I know I can’t do it all on my own. I try and involve others in running the business but too regularly they let me down and I end up doing the work myself. In any case, it’s quicker if I do it myself as it gets done correctly. If not, then I only have myself to blame. Yes, that’s the best way to keep things in control, for the time being at least.