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Have you ever felt that things would just stop in their tracks if you weren’t there pushing the next steps? Or that when you try to ignite some discussion and debate in a meeting, you’re the only one speaking up? Or even if you do get some discussion going, there is no follow-up after the meeting? You are not alone – I see this happen in many companies, especially as they grow.
I recently shared this article on LinkedIn, Stop Firefighting and Start Leading, because I so agree with the damage a firefighting environment can have on organizations. Here I want to expand on another type of firefighting that I typically see in my mid-sized client companies – the crisis-focused firefighting that often requires us to stop all productive activity in order to fix the crisis.
When a company reaches a certain size or stage, they need to learn to plan. However, it can be difficult to realize that you’ve reached this stage, and the actual act of changing isn’t easy!
Is your company still small enough to operate “on the fly” or is it time to do more planning?