3. Hyper-growth leaders are chameleons: They adapt to the prevailing economic environment – surviving, and even thriving, in difficult times.
4. Hyper-growth leaders spot and seize opportunities: They have a high level of alertness and quickly seize the right opportunities.
5. Hyper-growth leaders boldly go where no competitor has gone before: Hyper-growth businesses are entering new markets at a far faster rate than average SMEs, and their leaders are significantly more confident in doing so.
6. Hyper-growth leaders’ creativity doesn’t stop with the big idea: They drive innovation at a faster rate than average SMEs and also find creative processes to get their products and services to market quickly.
7. Hyper-growth leaders are red hot: More than two thirds of the hyper-growth leaders studied demonstrated dominant ‘red’ characteristics – competitive, demanding, determined, strong-willed and purposeful.
8. Hyper-growth leaders rate their ability to motivate and inspire however they are less confident about personal development: They generate a positive team dynamic, empowering staff and fostering creativity, however they struggle to offer work / life balance or support team health and wellbeing.
9. Hyper-growth leaders learn more from their mistakes than their successes: despite achieving phenomenal recent success, hyper growth leaders turn to the darker times in their past for inspiration and lessons for future success.
10. Hyper-growth is no accident: Finally, hyper-growth leaders are clear about their goals for growth and plan to achieve them. The targets they set are very ambitious and in the majority of cases, they meet or exceed these goals.
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