Leadership is…

BP CEO Tony Hayward

BP's embattled leader, Mr Hayward

I was reminded this week that management is about doing things right and that leadership is doing the right thing. I’m sure you’ve come across that before.

But I’ve been thinking about small business leadership and exactly what that all encompassing term means on the ground.

Surely everything a leader of an SME does needs its output to ultimately fall into one of these two categories:

Scale – grow turnover, profits, clients, reach, output, customer perception etc; or,
Simplicity – repeating a good day every day; setting in place the systems to cope with stormy waters.

What do you think?


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