Superstars use the power of Good-Bye to waken their fans and raise their attention. It´s necessary in that moment. Call it their insurance tool to get time off for new things and keep the stage alive.
Private people use the power of Good-Bye to set a big visible sign when it´s really over. Means, there´s nothing to argue or negotiate about this decision. It´s written in stone and wakens the other one.
But companies? Did you ever read about companies making a big fuzz about selling or buying another company, telling their employees and customers officially about the upcoming Good-Bye situation of at least one company in this deal? Exactly! No.
What happens after you launch your new biz-idea? With very few exceptions, startups get bought and they don´t go public with it. The few that go public have to go through many funding rounds.
When you build a business to sell quite “soon”, you should treat each new company as though you are going to keep the company for 100 years. Proper planning and strategy are critical to a successful sale. You need to build a good business, a quality team and solid execution to keep on existing. That´s what the prospect buys! Investments on building a new company nowadays is based on current market conditions, its competitive position & company execution.
Have a long-term vision for the new company even if your aim is rather short-termly oriented. This is not about your profit, it´s a product, a commodity you sell and it has to last for growth.
A good thought is: think opposite like HR people do – the best companies ARE BOUGHT, not sold. And if you invest and build a new startup you want to scale a company UP! That´s your power of Good-Bye.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –