One matric which I consider for growth is how people in my team are growing and how they are maturing and getting ready to fill in our shoe.
We had a good discussion with one of our early hires, the feedback we received as a founder was an eye-opener. I see growth as my team members are gearing for taking some leadership roles. They will impact our principles well to the newcomers.
A leader should be a good listener and follow radical openness and independence. As a result, the team will become more creative and grow. Growth is not binary or a zero-sum game. It happens along with the journey of building the company at every stage; it is like a compound effect.
I am getting old and happy with my team’s growth. I can happily transfer some more responsibility without worrying much. I feel our company and team is growing.