Recently I had a chance to sit down with the CEOs of the hypergrowth companies. These are the Inc. 5000 list. So the fastest-growing companies in America. I had over 51 interviews with these CEOs.
Now, on average, they grew at 2,731% over a three-year period. Now, I know that’s a lot of growth and you would love to have some of those insights in your company. Well, I asked them a series of questions on sales, marketing, and leadership and culture. And those questions were really helpful to understand that. But one question stood out more than any others. When the company growth goals are big and bold, how do you get employees to take responsibility for the company goals at an individual level? This one question became an obsession of mine. Because inside that question, it unlocked exactly what these hypergrowth companies were doing to get hypergrowth year over year. Now, what happens when you actually understand what that is? Well, you apply it to your business. You could not help but have those conversations that we’re gonna talk about, the key element of this.
And here’s the thing: it wasn’t about responsibility. A lot of people want to get their teams to take responsibility. And leaders want to get their employees to do what they need to do. But that’s not the issue. You want to go beyond responsibility and get to ownership. And when you get to ownership, leadership is more about getting them to want to do what needs to be done.
That want word is very powerful. And if you think about that and how you could put that inside your conversations and inside your culture, this ownership, then you can actually have company goals where everyone is going at it in an individual way and they all are marching together. They’re all in alignment. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, this is the study I do in my business all the time.
I work with hypergrowth companies to help them understand hypergrowth and what that means inside their culture, inside their sales and marketing. Now, there’s a lot of aspects to it, but if you wanna get more information, you can download Six Disciplines of HyperGrowth from these 51 CEOs, and some of the other elements I’ve pulled in my business over the years. Now, I wanna share it with you because I want you to have the information. And it’s completely free, so all you have to do is click on the link right now.
Now, if you’re still watching this, you’re probably interested in more depth around this whole concept of ownership. Well, I’m a speaker, I’m an author, I have a podcast called Leaders In The Trenches, and my name’s Gene Hammett, in case I haven’t already said that. But I would love to help you at your next event.
If you have an audience that’s hungry for information around changing the conversation of leadership away from responsibility and accountability, which are not bad things, but to a level of ownership, then I’m your guy.
I would love to come in and give you some insights that, from these hypergrowth interviews and in all of the research I’ve done, beyond just those conversations, and give you a speech that will rock your socks off. If you would like more information from me about hypergrowth or this concept of ownership, then just go to GeneHammett.com and get the information there. There’s some demo videos, there’s some testimonials, there’s some companies I’ve worked with before. So that you can see that I’m a real deal. I’d love to help you at your next leadership event. Just let me know if I can do anything for you.
“And one of the things that I really have been doing, and I’m spending a lot of time with my clients, is to help them be the choice. I work with hypergrowth companies that are growing at 1000% a year.
Not everybody’s growing that fast, but that’s the, that’s where we’re moving to. What does it take to activate those leaders and the founders to be the choice? What does it take to activate the employees to be the choice? What does it take to move the business in such a way that everyone sees from the outside that they’re the choice for them? They’re gonna win more business, they’re gonna win the deals. All of those things require being the choice.”