🚀 Do you know what the scale-up rocket risk is? 🚀
When we meet up with successful scale-ups, we see some common things:
👩🚀 They grow rapidly
👩🚀 They hire lots new people
👩🚀 They create a new layer of ‘middle’ managers, the bridge between the founders and the operational people
This last point is often the pitfall for lots of scale-ups. 💣
🚀 This is what I call the scale-up rocket risk 🚀
Scale-ups are in their rocket ship flying to the moon. Their success often makes them blind for the leadership challenges this creates.
Most of these freshly appointed middle managers are relatively young and unexperienced in leadership and people management.
Their new management role creates a big stretch for them:
💣 Lack of leadership experience
💣 combined with high expectations from the top (to achieve the growth ambitions)
💣 in a volatile and unstable environment (which is inherent to most scale-ups)
Our advice is simple:
🌟 Do not burn these people. Do not wait until it’s too late.
🌟 Give them the leadership support they deserve to become the real leaders you need to bring your scale-up to the next level.
🌟 Some of our Ambits Mentors have leadership experience in scale-ups.
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