Economic Downturn

“Sometimes you can use difficult times to come up with incredible new ideas. It’s a great opportunity to get your team to think creatively and empower them to come to you with suggestions and try new things. It’s probably going to be pretty scrappy, but you never know, it might just be the making of your business.” 

In this week’s bite-sized 40 Minute Mentor episode, we talk about navigating challenging times, as a Founder and business leader. 

James reflects on the pandemic and shares some of the best advice he’s received over the years and some insights into how he’s applied the advice during difficult times for JBM, including: 

➡️ Increasing your transparency and communication with the team [1:43]

➡️ Leila Zegna’s advice on reminding yourself of what you can and can’t control [3:20] 

➡️ The importance of having a great board of advisors and mentors [5:18] 

➡️ And why this could be a great time for you to innovate and come up with new ideas for your business [6:27] 

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