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Great Sailors Don't Learn in Calm Seas

Business leaders that build company value learn from the tough times

Early in my career, I had a boss say to me that the experience that truly separates strong leaders from weak ones relates to the storms that have been navigated. Her comment was that many leaders are just fine when everything is running smoothly, but when a problem hits the business or the entire industry, the really good leaders don't hide under their desks. They have the confidence to step up and lead effectively. And in so doing, they protect and even build the current value or net worth of their company and know how to build a future euphoric exit valuation for ownership.

COVID-19 is separating strong leaders from weak ones. And the strong ones look around them to see where there are more junior executives in their career and see a crisis like this as an opportunity to help them develop and grow from the experience to be gained. As the owner or CEO of your business, ask yourself the following question. Do I have key managers on my team that I could broaden their responsibility now, and provide them an opportunity to grow in their experience as a result of this crisis?  Could you put them on a particular project, give them a particular challenge, expand their authority, any steps that can expand their horizons and their experience? There will be another crisis, whether specific to your business, your industry or perhaps of a global nature and you want to have an even stronger team around you then. 

As the expression goes...don't let a good crisis go to waste. Although there is much that is bad that occurs during a crisis, identify where you can create some good. And a key area of creating good is within the development of your organization. And doing so is enabling the value or worth creation of your company which at the end of the day, is your highest priority as the owner/CEO.

Use Greenpoint Testing to Achieve Your Desired Exit Valuation

It only takes 106 questions, scanning 10 essential business functions, to stress test your readiness for a successful exit.

However, these questions require thoughtful commitment to achieve your desired exit valuation.

During this up to hour-long online testing, you'll see questions such as the following.

Sample Question 02

After internalizing each question, select among three answer options – Agree, Unsure and Don’t Agree – choosing the answer which best describes you and your business.

Then, complete the Greenpoint questionnaire to unlock your personalized report, which will reveal any gaps in your planning, pointing to the action steps needed to maximize your desired exit valuation.

Format: Digital

Delivery method: Email

Report included: Your Greenpoint results

Stethoscope Frees You to Work On Your Business, Beyond In It

120 questions, scanning 10 essential business functions, free you to work ON your business, rather than solely IN your business.

With each question requiring thoughtful commitment to identify opportunities to further your success.

During this up to hour-long digital Q&A, you'll see questions such as the following:

Sample Question 02

After internalizing each question, select among three answer options – Agree, Unsure and Don’t Agree – choosing the answer which best describes you and your business.

Complete the Stethoscope questionnaire to unlock your personalized report, which will expose gaps [if any] in your planning, and tips for future growth, resulting in action steps needed to maximize your thinking as a business leader.

Format: Digital

Delivery method: Email

Report included: Your Stethoscope results