Expert Advice: Delusional Leadership Ruined Your Business!

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Do you know what ‘delusion’ means?

Webster’s definition is “a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary.”

In layman terms, it means “a false sense of self.”

Most owners I’ve dealt with over the years know what ‘delusion’ exactly means.

But so few can recognize delusion in themselves or their business.

Years ago, we were working with a client who was doing about $60 million a year, with two-percent profitability.

They had a $20 million line of credit, where they consistently owed $13-$14 million.

When confronted, the excuses flew.
“We’re building inventory.”
“The company is growing.”
“It has always been that way.”

Their “delusion” was that they never built cash reserves, and lived on other people’s money (OPM)!

To all business owners, I implore you to take a step back and reevaluate your leadership objectively:

• Have you stopped listening to your employees or customers?
• Have you stopped thinking about your business and people first?
• Have you started making decisions that are only in your own self-interest?
• Have you lost the motivation and drive to challenge yourself, your business, and your industry?
• Have you become unable to recognize or admit to failures and mistakes?

Delusional leadership comes in many shapes and sizes.

Challenge yourself: Are you delusional?

Can you expand the effectiveness of your leadership?

If you need help, schedule a call with me at 1-800-743-0410.

Straight Talk with Lou Mosca (December 3, 2018)

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