Today, Vikram welcomes Jean Patrick, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ScaleUp Edge to the podcast. A strategic C-level executive who brings a breadth of knowledge from a variety of industries to build, scale and transform organizations from small to large public companies, Jean uses her expertise in client account management and strategy to transform underperforming businesses into profitable companies. In essence, she helps companies grow and follow strategies that help them become successful, and today she shares with listeners her vast amount of knowledge and expertise in this area.
The podcast starts with insights from Jean regarding topics like the stages of scaling a business, as well as the importance of letting employees make decisions and saving resources and time. Jean also discusses how leaders must focus on teams rather than individuals while making critical hiring decisions, and explains data-driven transformation processes and metrics and how critical it is to give team members access to metrics. She concludes by discussing how multiple factors like analytics, communication skills, and how well the team works together impact success. Jean’s nuggets of wisdom, combined with her real-life experiences, will benefit anyone who’s looking to level up their business.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
The three stages of scaling up a business
Red flags to notice while scaling up a business
Building and appreciating a culture of failure
The consequences of scaling up too soon
Turning around underperforming businesses
How communication varies in a start-up, during a scale-up, and in an enterprise
How teams are more than just job titles