“The most painful word for most entrepreneurs is no."
Ron Carucci is the co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organisations, leaders, and industries. With a 30-year track record helping execs around the globe, Ron has worked with startups to Fortune 10s. He has worked in more than 25 countries and is the bestselling author of eight books. Ron's work has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, HBR, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Business Week, Smart Business and thoughtleaders.
What's really great about this episode is we get to chat to Ron both as a business leader and founder, but also delve into the world of consultancy and how he assists startups and large companies alike to reach their potential. We talk a lot about implementing the processes needed to scale successfully, and how you can do this whilst retaining the company culture that you've created.
Having worked with the likes of Accenture, GSK, McDonalds, Starbucks, Pepsi Co. and so many more, this is a MUST LISTEN! Let me know what you think :)
In this episode we discuss:
When to start implementing processes that will help as you scale
How to spot the symptoms you're stuck in 'startup mode'
When, and why, to say no
Spotting trends and testing your assumptions
Identifying your USP
Understanding and instilling your company culture
The 'dark side' of culture
How to spot the next leaders of the company
When to add ‘senior staff’ to your company vs fostering internal talent
Keeping discipline and not just 'chasing the money'
The benefits of working with external contractors and/or consultants
Using your initial small size to your benefit
Doing business with big business
Not comparing yourselves to others when defining your placement
And as always, plenty, plenty more...
Links from this episode:
Ron Carucci Twitter
Navelent free e-book download
Ron's page on Forbes.com
Ron's page on HBR.org
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Entrepreneurs on fire (podcast recommendation)