Today I met with a business coach. He's created a roundtable of CEO's and business owners who've been getting together monthly for the last several years.
When asked what the top 3 challenges he sees clients repeatedly make, he answered without hesitation the following, in order:
1. No written plan,
2. Managing growth or contraction in navigating a volatile up/down cycle in the economy,
3. Leading people and managing personnel issues within the company.