I have found one of the top complaints I hear from business owners is this: “I do my job, why don’t my people do their job without me having to tell them what to do?”
I completely understand this frustration! Most business owners started a company because they are good at what they do. (By the way, this is true of founders and senior leaders of nonprofits as well!) However, as a business grows you are forced to bring on additional team members. And like it or not you have the MANAGE those people.
My recommendation: view your “job” as managing your people. They are, after all, your most valuable resource. If you manage them well, your “job” will be much easier!
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