Imagine what you and your company could do if all your employees were working on the same mission. Imagine what could happen if your team was synergized, working together to achieve a common goal greater than any individual results. Imagine the smoothness in which your company could run. Imagine the quantitative leap in sales because of it. Imagine. Just imagine the endless possibilities.
Now let’s get down to reality. Most of you know what you need to do to keep your company running like a well-oiled machine but yet, you don’t. It’s work and it’s hard work. You get caught up working in your business instead of working on your business. So instead of providing the leadership, you become the manager. What’s the difference? A leader and leadership are the art of working on the business establishing the processes and systems to make the company run smoothly. A manager and management are the art of working in the business and overseeing these processes and systems to assure they are being carried out in an organized fashion all in relation to the company’s mission statement and goals.
As the owner of a company, you may have to wear several hats. You become the leader, the manager, you help at the counter, you might have to make an emergency delivery to your largest customer, but your goal should be to get to the point where you are spending more time working on the business instead of in it. Of course, this requires good, dependable people that you can count on and they can count on you. Sometimes hiring the right team is easier said than done. So where to from here?