Rick Meekins is the Managing Partner at Aepiphanni, a Business Consultancy, an Atlanta, GA based small business consultancy that provides Management Consulting, Implementation and Managed Services to business leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to improve or expand operations.
Who's got Your Back?
Have you ever walked into a room and felt like it was going to simply swallow you? As extraordinary business leaders, we can bank on the fact that we are constantly seeking bluer, uncharted waters. I suspect, though, that we aren’t designed to go at it alone.
If you take a look at successful leaders, you’ll notice that they surround themselves with great people, to whom they often credit with being essential to their success. That person could be a business partner, a mentor, a friend or a spouse (not necessarily in that order!). The important thing is to have someone there who you know has “got your back.”
Now, there is a quality issue, here: there is no point in surrounding yourself with terrible people: those who will just say, “yes” to everything you say, those who will suggest that you just give up, etc., etc. Many people don’t need others to give them the bad news. Great people are going to help you see what you don’t see and help you to get the energy you need to keep moving. If you are going to be an extraordinary leader and run an extraordinary company, you’ve got to keep moving.
Aepiphanni Business Solutions is a Strategy Consulting Firm dedicated to serving the needs of business leaders and executives. We specialize in helping people get into business, and stay there. We welcome clients in the personal and professional services industries, including restaurants, catering and event planning. As always, we welcome your comments, thoughts, questions and suggestions. If you are seeking a business assessment, or have further questions about creating your strategy or developing your vision, please give me, Rick Meekins, a call at 678-265-3908, or email us at [email protected].