Exactly where you position yourself as leader is key if you want to reach those all-important milestones.
How often are you taken off course, seemingly unable to sustain traction? Do your plans seem to get derailed by the constant, day-to-day noise of business and unforeseen events?
Now, imagine going to work every day, safe in the knowledge that your team are completely aligned with your business direction while having the autonomy to make decisions independently – all in the pursuit of a common goal.
In order to maintain momentum in the right direction, skippers at sea constantly appraise where they are.
To set a new course for tomorrow, you need to know where you are today.
The high alignment and high autonomy framework will help you to plot your way to calmer seas, allowing you the space and time to work on the business as opposed to being drawn into the distractions of everyday activities.
On the Right Tack
Every business naturally has its own unique way of operating, normally developed over many years, and this is often a reflection of the management team. However, the fundamental principles behind a well-structured, sustainable and successful business are not unique and can be mastered by all.
It takes discipline, courage and vision to momentarily step away from where you are today and to seek guidance on the potential way forward. If you are passionate about the business you are in, the department you run or the team you look after, why not gift yourself some time and talk to Nick about how you can reach those all-important milestones.
What Others Say
Importantly in these days, Nick has done it, not just talked about it. With an honest, straightforward personality, mixed with humour as necessary, he is a good friend as well as a business partner.
I recommend him highly on all levels.
MD, Harrier Garden Developments
Nick has the ability to quickly cut through the layers of the business and reach the heart of the issue and to then articulate his thoughts in a clear and logical manner, and in a language that is understood by all.
Without doubt, Nick comes highly recommended by anyone who has the opportunity to work with him. He draws on his experience and natural talent within the business world to help influence and steer your goals and objectives.
GM, Marston & Langinger
Nick possesses a number of key leadership attributes, but a particular strength is his ability to seek out and maintain strategic clarity. I believe this to be a rare skill.
Nick has a unique skill for bringing an immediate and much needed advantage to any business owner.
MD and Owner, Alitex Group
Suffice it to say, Nick is now a leading management consultant and, in my opinion, is almost alone in understanding the long-term benefits of customer-based leadership. He simply can’t be doing with the short-term, figure-based approach.
His new book reflects the above with brilliant flavourings based on his seafaring experiences!
In sum, through Nick’s depth of experience, both as a business leader and sea captain, he passionately understands the importance of listening and taking the team with him.
His goal is not to be the captain of your ship; it’s all about helping you at the helm.
President, JMH Consulting LLC, USA