What keeps CEOs and business leaders like you awake at night?

I’ve worked with hundreds of CEOs and business leaders. I teach a number of them at the Lagos Business School (LBS) and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Moreover, I facilitate dozens of “CEO Labs” - a masterminding of business leaders.

I am fascinated that business leaders deal with very similar challenges in the course of growing their businesses. Some challenges are simple and have straightforward answers - technical. Others are complex, with no definite path to their solution - adaptive.

Ogbo during a training session for Brandlife

In a one-question survey, I asked a group of CEOs, “What 3 - 5 things keep CEOs (like yourself) awake at night?” Here were some of their responses:

  • Stress!
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Harsh business operating environment.
  • Cost of capital and limited access to development/growth capital.
  • Poor power supply and high cost of alternative sources of power
  • Employee productivity: how do I get them to be more productive, problem solvers and independent thinkers?
  • Finding competent and trustworthy staff
  • Growth: where will it come from in the next 1, 5, 10 years?
  • Partnerships that can help my business internationally
  • Logistics is a nightmare, bad road infrastructure.
  • Security situation in the country.
  • Government corruption that affects businesses from operating ethically.

Rapid Scaling® Weekly will give you insights into how prosperous clients successfully handle these issues on a daily basis.

Occasionally, I will include brainstorming exercises to make the lesson practical for your management team.