As Directors of a property development business, John Sader, Michael Peroumal, and Garry Pesochinsky know a thing or two about being leaders in stressful situations. In this episode, we share some of the challenges we’ve been facing in the last week as part of an ambitious new development project to expand our business into North America. One of the goals we set for ourselves at the start of the year was to begin our first international property development. When the opportunity to develop in Los Angeles presented itself in February/March, we decided to go for it.
For this development to go ahead, we had a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time to do it in. We needed to raise millions of dollars and create a plethora of legal documents in a judicial system we aren’t familiar with. There was a lot of money on the line, as well as our reputations. If there is an example of what it’s really like to be a leader within a business, this is it.
Using this experience as a basis, we talk about business leadership skills and how to develop as a business leader.