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Growing companies need leadership shifts

Growing companies need leadership shifts

If your organisation is on the verge of transitioning from startup and small to mature and big, your own leadership needs to shift as well, writes Daniel McCarthy at SmartBlog on Leadership.

The majority of popular leadership advice falls into one of two categories:

1. Leadership for the small-business owner (which usually deals with entrepreneurialism, sales, financing, and other basic management and business skills)

2. Leadership for managers in big organisations. For example, at least 50 percent 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.

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