What got you here won’t get you there.

That sentence is the title of a business book that develops the premise that a handful of workplace habits often keep successful people from making the next leap forward in their career.

While the personal application is useful, think about how that admonition applies to the growth of your company.

Since you began your business or took over the management of your company, you have experienced successes that have given you a positive feeling about the results and your abilities.  Your self-esteem has gone up and you have developed more confidence in your abilities and your decisions.

Believing in yourself is important.

However, doing the same things in the same ways will give you the same things you’ve always have had.  Another cliché—doing the same things in the same ways and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

What matters are the questions you have asked to get where you are.  Now that your business has grown or matured, it is important to ask the questions again—not expecting that the answers will be same.

Second, be prepared for what you have worked for.  You must grow yourself as you grow your business.  One business guru predicts that he can know what we will be in five years by knowing the people we know, the books we read, and …

Third, hire smart people to take your business to the next stage of development.  Know where your strengths are.  Understand your limitations. Let your team do their work. They will make you look good.