In episode #8 of “Yates in Your Face” (#YIYF), Greg Yates challenges Leaders to rethink how their businesses “sweet spot” corresponds to organizational growth.

If you don’t enlarge your “sweet spot”, you will never get unstuck from your current stagnant position. If you want stop creating limitations for your team watch Episode 8 of Yates in Your Face”, take responsibility for your role in defining the future of your business.


I call this, the MYTH of….the sweet spot.

There are idiots out there who would tell you there is no difference between leading small teams and leading large ones. That would be like saying it’s simple to clone yourself or to hack into the pentagon.

They say every business has a ‘sweet spot’. A certain size or scope of the business where everything worked it’s best, generated the most profit and had the most synergy.

There may BE a ‘sweet spot’ but more likely it’s wherever the sweet spot is for your level of leadership or your current leadership development. Think about it. On the average, when you grow, your team is getting DUMBER. If you don’t enlarge the sweet spot, you can’t maintain organizational growth without diminishing returns.   

I know you love the way you are, but if you’re growing, your role MUST change.

Your culture cannot be optional.

Your mission must be simplified.

Your communication must be clear and constant.

And, you must accept personal responsibility for every step in this process. The larger the organization, the easier it is for failure to hide. The larger the team, the more likely communication becomes one-way.

If you don’t want to OWN this process through deliberate personal growth, then STAY SMALL. 

You will always be the one who defines or limits the sweet spot.   

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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