125: Elevate Your Thinking: Adopting An Enterprise Mindset



Most of us want our businesses to thrive, so we tend to buckle down and apply hyper focus to the tasks that lay before us. That approach, however, may be holding you back. On today s episode, our host, David Farmer, joins Executive Minds mentor, Shane Benson, to talk about the enterprise mindset what it is, what it s not, how it can help your business grow, and how it can strengthen the connection of your team with other departments within your organization.

Welcome to episode 125 of the Executive Minds Podcast.

Links + Resources:

Harvard Business School

The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable….Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

Three Takeaways:

  • Think about how the work you do connects to the business as a whole. Hyper focusing on the task at hand without considering the other moving parts will be detrimental to your business s overall goal. Always keep the business in mind while doing your work.
  • Influence others through T-shaped leadership. Shane shares a concept called T-shaped leadership, which centers on talking to other people and departments for a broad scope of the business while also committing to being an expert in your field. A harmonious blend of these two approaches will advance your organization tremendously.
  • Clarify, focus, and align. These three thoughts can help you get a pulse on your business and help you ask important questions, such as, Where are we headed as a business? What can we do to get there? How do we ensure we re moving together?

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