Having a humble, servant leader mindset and empowering others to take initiative is key to driving growth and your exit readiness. Toyota is a conscious business role model in empowering people. They developed LEAN and Kaizen, which are all about empowering all staff, bottom to top, to take initiative to build a better business. Look how well it's done for them. If you are an old-school leader, you may find this type of change very hard, but not changing can be fatal and make your business unsellable. If you can embrace this, even if it takes getting help, then the rewards can be game-changing. This HBR article has some great tips on doing this.
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