The beauty of my work is, that we at ifridge get very close great inspiring people. Recently I have worked with a CEO of a very profitable, fast growing company. After the day-to-day tactics he shared with me some of his success secrets.
Start with why, put in a cause: A cause is not a mission statement. A mission statement usually says what you do and perhaps how you do it. A business cause is more about the why you do what you do. A cause is big and bold: Such as Microsoft’s decision to put a PC on every desktop and in every home.
Let Go: Companies that grow, embrace change, remain relevant and find, keep and grow the right people to ‘let go’. The winning formula is, ‘the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus and the right people in the right seat’. When you let go you’re better prepared to deal with change.
Empower the people: How do you get hundreds of employees to think and act like an owner? The answer: People have the universal trait — they want to keep score; they want to be better at what they do. So be transparent and share success insights as well as teach everyone to understand how what they do creates economic value.
Become a steward: The most remarkable leaders in the world aren’t leaders at all, they’re remarkable stewards. The best stewards spend 50 percent of their time with customers. Stewards also get rid of superficial distinctions. Stewards are called to make everything better. Stewards are coaches and mentors.
Getting into details with him I discovered, that we are helping our customers to establishing these success secrets. We are working on the cause, we help to set up an infrastructure to let go and we share the strategy as well as impacts of the work continuously to make employees to owners.