Thinking small, isn’t hard. It’s just a habit. A habit with consequences.
Same for thinking big.
When it’s only you, then you can be very flexible – do what you want to do, when you want to do it. (This is not really true, but many solo entrepreneurs experience the world this way.) Once you get a team ( for this discussion, 2 or more people), then the status changes. You must then plan the scope and sequence of the work.
Many leaders of major companies treat their systems and processes like the company is small – making dramatic changes and starting the change right away – planning the day on the fly – running meetings by the seat of their pants – just making autocratic decisions, not utilizing project teams or work centers for multitasking, and working on multiple priorities, just to name a few issues.
If you want a big company, then develop systems that support the opposite of the situation described above.
Effective leadership inspires effective work from those whom you lead. The output of the team is in direct proportion to the clarity of their vision about roles, responsibilities, and functions as a team.
TIP: If you don’t like to have your time wasted, then respect the time of those whom you lead by developing systems to achieve maximum results from your great teams.
The Transformational Leadership Strategist