Creating sustainable success for ambitious business owners

At our first Beds & Herts Compass Meeting, delivered in collaboration with Thomas Cox & Co., we explored some of the sustainable success themes for ambitious business owners (click on each bullet for more information):

The themes resonated with everyone in the room and in exploring them further the following questions came to mind:

How do I become a master of time and delegate more? But:

  • who is better than me?
  • how do I get rid of the bad apples?
  • I must expect people to disappear, so how do I spot the talent and develop it?
  • am I making sure that I am continually delegating, reviewing and letting go?
  • what about trust?

How do I create the future, take charge of my destiny and create opportunity and choice? When:

  • I’m not sure where I want to take things next?
  • are the tough times going to change? and, are they tough for all?
  • our mind-set is focused on survival only?
  • we’ve increased efficiency, how do I get back on a strategic path to maximise value?

How do we continually remind ourselves why we are doing this?

  • is money the big driver, or is it more about purpose?
  • to build something with lasting value, or simply to sell out?
  • to create something different, with impact?
  • what are my personal goals in all of this?
  • how do we start with the why? (Simon Sinek video)

These themes reminded us of the functions of leadership that we use when working with our clients. We use it to help them to develop and implement their strategic plans. The model is referred to within the Entrepreneur as leader theme. So perhaps, this is all about:

  • Managing the present
  • Nurturing identity, and
  • Creating the future

Easy to say, harder to do, but I guess that’s why we are asked to do the work that we do!

About adampscampbell
Passionate about helping ambitious business owners to create sustainable success. For information on our work with our broader client base please feel free to look at the website To connect more with our work with ambitious business owners follow me @adampscampbell or connect at

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