Scaling Up Your Business: 33 Leaders on the Biggest Mistakes to Avoid



Scaling up a business is a very different ball game from starting a business. 

A new level brings with it numerous challenges. If you get it wrong, you will either lose a lot of money, or worse – you might even have to shut down.

The best way to avoid some of these mistakes is to listen to leaders who have successfully scaled up and learn from them. To know more about what mistakes one should avoid, we reached out to several leaders who have built and/or grown successful businesses. We asked them this question:

“What’s one key mistake that CEOs need to avoid when scaling up their business?”

We got answers from 33 globally-renowned leaders – from tech as well as ‘non-tech’ businesses.

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7 Reasons Why Coaching Works Brilliantly as a Leadership Development Tool

Remember that time when your boss gave you that piece of advice? Your boss thought the advice was great. You did not! You were thinking, “He/she doesn’t really understand my problem!” Remember your friends telling you about how their bosses gave them bad advice? It happens to everyone right? What about when you are the … Read more

Neelam Dhawan, HP India MD, shares 6 Leadership Lessons

What can the India Head of the $64 Billion Hewlett Packard Company teach you about Leadership? Lots! At a TiE interaction with Neelam Dhawan, HP India Managing Director, I had the opportunity to learn valuable perspectives on Leadership and Strategy. Here are Six Leadership Lessons: 1. What got you here will not get you there. … Read more

Using Coaching to increase CRM Adoption by your Sales Team

74% of organizations globally have poor CRM adoption. Which essentially means that salespeople at these companies do NOT enter their interaction and other data regularly into their CRM. Does your company fall within that 74%? If yes, this blog post will give you a tried and tested solution. But first, why do salespeople not use … Read more

LEAP: The Coca-Cola Leadership Development Programme @ NHRDN Special Event

It all began with a phone call one fine Sunday evening around three years back.
PV Ramana Murthy, Executive Director – HR at Coca-Cola, India, received a call from Nick Wall, Group Director, Human Resources at the Bottling Investments Group (BIG) – Coca-Cola.
“PV, the senior leadership team has taken a decision to initiate a leadership development programme for mid-level managers at BIG…would you like to be a part of it?” asked Nick.