Scaling Up and Staying Real

A business founder’s journey transitions from personal client interactions to scaling up, which necessitates delegation. As the company grows, creating “Wow” moments and maintaining a personal touch becomes strategic, ensuring clients feel valued despite less direct contact from the founder. Micah underscores the importance of an Executive Assistant in successfully navigating the growth stages.

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Be Picky About Who You Work With

Reflecting on the first years in business, a professional shares a five-point filter for choosing collaborators: avoid jerks for a positive atmosphere, ensure ethical alignment for smoother cooperation, selectively invest in appreciative relationships, build meaningful connections that extend beyond mere transactions, and value accountability for trust and effective problem-solving. Would you add any criteria to this no-go list for partnerships?

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Destructive Power vs. Constructive Leadership

The text discusses the clash between the “48 Laws of Power” and Servant Leadership, highlighting how destructive power opposes constructive leadership. It emphasizes empowerment over manipulation, collaboration over competition, humility over arrogance, trust over fear, and long-term vision over short-term gains as key principles of constructive leadership and support.

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