If you feel you have total control of your business and nothing about your business keeps you awake at night PLEASE do not continue reading.
OK, so now that I have your attention I would like to take you back to 1972 when the movie The Godfather was released which portrayed how the Mafia operated between 1945 and 1955. One thing that I will always remember is how Al Pacino surrounded himself with big strong men that were heavily armed to protect him against any situation. He never made his hands “dirty”.
Over the years business owners have done something similar by surrounding them with “experts” to protect them against the onslaughts on their business. Some would select accounting experts, some seek legal experts while others put their trust in marketing experts. There is nothing wrong with such an approach or any of the expert’s right handing the CEO.
However, the one skill that has never surfaced and would possibly contribute the most is that of the Business Architect. The one skill that will assure your strategy is aligned with your operations, provide you guidance on any major business decision you need to make; be it business recovery, business outsourcing, merger and acquisitions, implementing sustainable change, etc.
Become a Godfather for your business with the correct skill right handing you!