8 Leadership Mistakes That Hurt Your Firm

Owner-advisors must lead from the top down by setting an example for their employees.

By Angie Herbers


Over the 15 years I’ve spent working with owner-advisors to build their businesses, I’ve come to realize that their biggest challenge — and that of those of us who help them — is to make the transition from being advisors to being leaders. Usually we’re successful, but I can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen good businesses of all sizes, with good employees, run by good advisors, stagnate — or even self-destruct — because of their owners’ behavior.