As entrepreneurs, we need to hire people that want to work for us, that want to work hard, and that can think and make decisions on their own. When you’re just starting your entrepreneurial journey, it’s easy to become the ‘momma’ – the micro-manager – of your operations. But, micro-managing your team comes at a cost.
So, how do you position yourself as the leader of your organization instead of the ‘momma of operations?’
On today’s episode, I discuss why you need to stop being the momma of your business and why you need to start leading a team of thinkers. I discuss why it’s crucial to empower your team to make decisions on their own and the impact that being the momma of your organization can have on your health as well as your business. I also explain how giving your team room to be proactive encourages them to be more invested in your company and share how to create a team culture that is rooted in empowering each individual.
“You want to make sure that you are creating a culture where it is okay for people to proactively see a problem – and figure out how to solve it.”
– Melinda Emerson
Listen to the podcast below:
Here’s what you’ll learn on this episode:
- Why your organization needs thinkers as well as do-ers
- The importance of empowering your employees to be proactive and make decisions
- The repercussions of being the ‘momma’ of your organization
- Why it’s important for your team to be invested in your business
- The difference between being a manager and being a leader
- Creating a team culture rooted in empowerment
Your SmallBizChat Action Point for the Week:
It’s TIME to throw away the pacifiers. People work just hard enough not to get fired and you pay them just enough not to quit. Make sure you are hiring small people and empowering them to make decisions, otherwise you’ll be the momma making them.
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