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How to Manage Hyper-growth: Stepping Up to the Challenge

In 2007, I became MD of LinkedIn Europe and the company’s first employee outside of the US. For the next four years, I was one of the leaders who crafted and executed the hypergrowth strategy that helped LinkedIn expand into five countries, hire 200+ new team members in Europe, and sustain over 150% YOY growth. […]

How to Manage Hyper-growth: Shifting Sands and the Importance of Planning

Hypergrowth can shift the sands from under your feet. Former LinkedIn Europe MD Kevin Eyres explains how planning can put everyone on a surer footing. Hypergrowth can make day-to-day tasks feel a lot like running in sand. You spend so much effort propelling yourself forward, only to struggle against the shifting ground underfoot. As a […]

Why Team-building Should be Your Hyper-growth Company’s Top Priority

During hypergrowth, your team could triple in size every year. Former LinkedIn Europe MD Kevin Eyres has some tips on how to manage the disruption. When hypergrowth hits, everything is magnified. Little bumps in the road take on the look and feel of crises, and things around you are constantly breaking. One of the biggest […]

How to Handle Hyper-growth: ‘Something is Always Broken’

Something is always broken In the hypergrowth whirlwind, things break. Manual processes suddenly don’t cut it, and solutions that sailed you through your business’s $1m mark become boat anchors at $20m. As you’re responding to these breaks, you will also be dealing with the second type of breaking — the kind you initiate yourself. Many […]

3 Tools Every Hyper-growth Leader Needs to Implement Today

In 2007, I became MD of LinkedIn Europe and the company’s first employee outside of the US. For the next four years, I was one of the leaders who crafted and executed the hyper-growth strategy that helped LinkedIn expand into five countries, hire 200+ new team members in Europe, and sustain over 150% YOY growth. […]

Navigating Hyper-growth’s Challenging Terrain

Hyper-growth: We all want to achieve it, but how do we need to transform as leaders to meet this new challenge? In this engaging paper, Kevin draws from a decade of hyper-growth leadership as he empowers CEOs to shift their perspective and step up to the challenges of rapid growth. Whether you’re a first-time CEO […]

How Changing Your Perspective on Doubt Will Change the Game

When someone in your company expresses doubt, what is the typical reaction? It’s likely one of two things: it either gets downplayed (“Don’t be silly. Just shake it off and power through it!”), or worse, it gets covered up (“Don’t repeat that. If anyone heard you say that…”).

How My High School Coach Taught Me the True Meaning of Leadership

It’s a hot afternoon in Texas. I’m a sophomore in high school and I’ve just been called up to Varsity. I’m crossing the finish line in the first race of the season, and the clock shows that I have run my personal best. I’m the only sophomore to make it to the finals for the 400m.