Despite the advent of disruptive technologies that have upended the business landscape, the structure of most companies remains largely unchanged, with traditional top-down leadership still the norm. Couldn’t there be a better way to organize work that reflects our modern world — one with nimble, invested leaders rather than disengaged, disinterested employees?
The answer is yes! In Lead Together, authors Brent Lowe, Susan Basterfield, and Travis Marsh offer founders, CEOs, and other leaders a new way of working and scaling a business. Lead Together teaches you key principles and proven methods to transform models of top-down leadership into dynamic human systems of shared responsibility and accountability, through the concepts of self-organizing and self-management. You’ll hear from the leaders of more than sixty scaling businesses at the vanguard of this movement about the on-the-ground challenges and rewards of adopting a new paradigm for work.
Warning: this path is not for the faint of heart! It is a radically new approach to scaling your business — bold, brave, and intentional. It involves commitment and persistence, experimentation, and an appetite for change. As company founders themselves with more than fifty years of combined experience as coaches and catalysts to scaling businesses, Lowe, Basterfield, and Marsh have helped countless founders and leaders like you unleash the human potential of their teams to create organizations that Lead Together.
Are you ready to take the leap?
As a founder of a growing company, do you want to lead your business down a well-worn path of traditional leadership, or do you believe something more is possible? In Reinventing Scale-Ups, Brent, Susan, and Travis invite you to explore radical ideas that will challenge your own thinking about what it means to be a leader. The authors profile outlier and progressive organizations around the world whose leaders have chosen to break from tradition and find new and unique ways of scaling up.
Reinventing Scale-Ups is a collection of ideas, experiences, and practical tips to stimulate thinking and help you shape your organization. What you won’t find on these pages are prescriptive answers and “best practices.” Instead, you will be challenged to ask yourself tough questions and learn what creative approaches have emerged when others have similarly challenged themselves.