001 - Stages of Contractor Growth

Every contractor grows through six general stages with each requiring different strategies, systems, structure, and leadership focus. 90-minute discussion covers the basic challenges with examples for all levels.

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Full version will be released on July 18, 2024. Outline and excerpts below. Please contact us to be notified when other parts of the series are available. 

OUTLINE OF DISCUSSION

  1. Who Comes Up with the Strategy?
  2. Stages of Contractor Growth (The Basics)
  3. The Basic Numbers (U.S. Contractors & Headcount)
  4. Headcount, Management Structures, and Systems
  5. Project Management at Different Stages of Growth
  6. Short-Interval Planning (SIP) at Different Stages of Growth
  7. Leadership Focus Changes with Each Stage of Growth
  8. Floors, Ceilings, and Scaling (Careers & Contractors)
  9. Management Team Development Phases at Each Stage of Growth
  10. Emerging and Hollow Danger Zones
  11. Resources Growth Inflection Points and Self-Evaluation Worksheet

 

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