Support & Downloads

Quisque actraqum nunc no dolor sit ametaugue dolor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consyect etur adipiscing elit.

s f

Contact Info
198 West 21th Street, Suite 721
New York, NY 10010
[email protected]
+88 (0) 101 0000 000
Follow Us

24 Classic Challenges That Companies Struggle With (2 of 4)

In case you missed Part 1 of this series, I’ll introduce the concept of the Classic Challenges again. If you did read Part 1, you can skip the introduction and go straight to next 6 Classic Challenges listed below.Business leaders face a constant stream of challenges that often seem to be unpredictable and hard to define.

The 24 Classic Challenges, defined in The Stages of Growth™️ methodology, gives business owners and leaders clarifying language and insights about the challenges they are wrestling with.

The Stages of Growth™️ methodology, identifies the “Stage” a business is in based on the number of employees in the organization at that time. Businesses can be in one of 7 Stages, ranging from 1 to 350 employees, and each Stage has 5 of the 24 Classic Challenges that are common to that Stage.

So, the Classic Challenges are actually well defined and predictable. Business leaders who understand what Stage their business is in, will know what Classic Challenges they will face at that Stage. They will also be able to predict the Classic Challenges they will encounter as their organization grows in headcount and they transition into the next Stage. This makes managing the change more effective and the change less stressful for organization to deal with.

This is Part 1, of a 4-part series, where I’ll be covering the first 6 of the Classic Challenges ranked in alphabetical order.



Employee Turnover

  • Key positions remain unfilled
  • Good employees are leaving
  • New hires do not stay long


Hiring Quality People

  • Open positions remain unfilled
  • Requirements for identifying good candidates are unclear
  • New hires are not qualified to perform the work


Inadequate Profits

  • Revenue increases aren’t translating to additional profit
  • There is little money to invest back into the company
  • There isn’t enough money for Business Development


Inadequate Sales

  • Revenue is flat or below projections
  • The sales team is ineffective
  • The leads in the sales pipeline are weak or nonexistent


Ineffective New Staff Orientation

  • New employees are struggling to get up to speed
  • New employees complain that there is no training
  • There are quality issues involving new staff


Lack of Staff Buy-In

  • The staff isn’t confident in leadership or the future vision
  • Employees question management
  • There is a low staff morale


Look out for Part 3 where I’ll be covering the next 6. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this further at [email protected].