What’s Holding You Back?


As brought to attention in the video below from the CEO of INC, one of the most difficult things to do as a company grows is to objectively assess the capabilities of the people around you.

This becomes even more difficult when these people have been with you from the start, worked hard to grow the company, and believed in your vision. But by not assessing your talent, you will hinder the company’s future and eventually lose your competitive edge.

So Is Your Bench Strength Strong Enough For Growth?

1. Evaluate your LEADERS!

Are they what you need to bring the company to the next level?

Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 4.36.17 PM

2. Are Resources Readily Available?

Just because someone has great credentials and experience doesn’t mean you don’t have to train them!

Make sure you are providing ALL employees with the proper training to complete their jobs. Also, provide them with resources needed to be creative and inventive.

The employees in leadership roles can help you with this. Once you are sure you have the right person guiding the team, make sure they are equipped with the items needed to train their team. Also listen to feedback regarding new ideas and problem areas.

3. Remember it’s a TEAM effort!!

You have your leadership team and training methods in place, so its Ready, Set, Go…NOPE, STOP!

You took the time to analyze your leaders, your company goals, and what needed to change. Now it is time to take it one step further.

Leaders can be great, when they have the right people to lead. It’s a team effort! It is hard to meet strategic goals, when there is a talent gap hindering team performance. Once you know what you want, and what you need, find the best people to complete the team.

So go for it! The future is yours to change, just make sure you have the right people on your bench first!

We use cookies to give you the best experience.

Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

You can contact Simon at sroads@ipeoplesolutions.com

Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

You can contact Meredith at Meredith@ipeoplesolutions.com

Skip to content