Master the Maneuvers

Like many entrepreneurs, I began a company by focusing on things I loved to do and could do well. I’ve found that no matter where you are in an organization, combining those two vital ingredients—passion and expertise—produces high-octane fuel for success. If you love what you do and you’re great at doing it, you’ll move much faster down whatever road you’re on. You will grow. Your team will grow. Your organization will grow. And growth is good, right?

Well, maybe it’s good, but it’s not always easy. In fact, for many of us, growth is often a series of crazy steep, downhill, 180-degree blind curves that have the potential to send us sliding headlong into a ditch. We may know that growth is “out there.” We sense ...

Get Leading Through the Turn: How a Journey Mindset Can Help Leaders Find Success and Significance now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.