How To Lead An Effective Management Team
June 26, 2012
If you want something done correctly, you’ve got to do it yourself, right?
That’s a wonderful philosophy if you want to create a lot of work for yourself. But if you want to create a business that works for you, you can’t do it alone.
You’ve got to enable other people to do at least some of that work. And you’ve got to teach them how to do their work the way it needs to be done – just as if you’d done it yourself.
Many business owners feel that they can delegate the more basic technical work while they try to manage everything. Here too, they set themselves up for serious trouble.
Such was the case for a client of mine who had just finished his first nine months in the E-Myth Mastery Program. Sam runs a small construction and remodeling company on the East Coast. When he came to E-Myth, he was nearly at the end of his rope.
He thought he had a good strategy for running his business; he had hired three employees to help him with labor at the job sites, while he acted as their manager and took care of everything else.
Simple enough, right?
Well, actually, no.
His strategy was so simple it turned out to not be strategic at all.
It turned out that managing his employees and the rest of his business was a lot harder than he imagined it would be. One of the first things we worked on together in our coaching sessions was a clear picture of all the work of his business, and how it could be performed and managed more effectively.
To learn the Foundations of Effective Management, continue reading this article on E-Myth.