We all face into problems or challenges in business. Problems can be opportunities in disguise; they may warn us that we need to make changes, that we need to take action or to stop burying our heads in the sand.
It’s when a problem gets ignored or is avoided that it can escalate to something that gets way out of control. And get’s bigger and bigger and unmanageable.
You can’t afford for this to happen in business. If you are the leader, you need to confront this problem and work to a solution in a timely manner. You need to take a proactive approach to the problems that are within your business. Especially if they are financial and if they involve people.
These are the 2 most common and avoided problems in business. Hoping the cashflow will improve and continuing to operate as you did yesterday is probably not a great decision.
The problems you may have with your team will most certainly not go away. These can become a cancer-like problem in your business. Left untreated people issues can grow and fester into something terminal that will erode your culture and talent quicker than you think.
So in these cases, the problem is not the problem. The problem is you. And when you acknowledge this and take responsibility then you will be able to make the changes you need to.
Take stock, assess your business, write down on paper what your problems are and then get support. Get a mentor; involve your team, start and Advisor Board. But do something! Putting your head in the sand is not only uncomfortable, it’s suffocating!