There’s this (most likely) fictitious character who constantly has to hear “You better fulfill your obligations.” Or something to that effect. And they hear those words because they tend to not do what they promised. Or what they were hired to do.
But I know you fulfill your obligations. Right?
Because, as a business owner, I’m sure you realize you have obligations to your business that sometimes force you to do the tough stuff.
Yeah, it can be a vicious cycle. Don’t fulfill your obligations to your company. And then others don’t fulfill theirs. And then you feel even less motivated. Then, so do they. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. And your company stops moving forward. And you can cut the resentment and tension with a knife.
You could play the manager role like a pro.
Michael Gerber wrote a book about some of this stuff. It’s called “EMyth.” And it sums this problem up very well. Because he boils it down to basically three business personalities. Entrepreneur. Manager. And technician. And you gotta have all three roles, working together, to have a successful business.
Mr. Gerber described the entrepreneur’s role as strategic in nature. And he recommended that entrepreneurs focus on the future.
Then, develop a vision for their business.
He said the manager is the pragmatist. And the planner and organizer. Where vision comes to life.
Finally, he said the technician’s focus is the present. The hands-on work of the business. Where the rubber meets the road (or use whatever metaphor works for you).
A client of mine just couldn’t seem to take on the manager role and run the business effectively. And it was mostly because he wanted to avoid confrontation. But that goes back to the resentment and tension I mentioned before. Because bad (or ineffective or shoddy) habits need to be changed or corrected.
Yeah, it’s too bad so many people need to be supervised. But the fact is, they all do at some level. And business owners have obligations to other employees and customers and clients. And even to themselves. So, if that’s you, you owe it to yourself to become an effective manager.
Because leaders manage.
I don’t if any of this means anything to you. But if it does, I’d love to help.
That’s why I developed my RondaReady System. And it’s helped lots and lots of other entrepreneurs, like you, learn to hire and manage employees better. It’s a System that can help you build your business better and faster. If that sounds good, then click or tap the link below to get started as soon as today.