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I do however think however that as a business grows, the employees and skills you have on day one, may not necessarily be the ones you require in a business that is gearing up for an exit.
The final part of the leadership jigsaw is recruiting where you identify gaps in the talent required for your business’s mission – either your own gaps, or shortfalls within the team. One of the most important roles for good leaders is to approach the recruitment process scientifically, casting the net wide and hiring the best possible people to fit a clear role. Hire talent for +3 years, not just for today, and pay up. Being able to lead a team you trust to deliver a clear mission? It’s the golden ticket for entrepreneurs.