How to Lead Your Business by Leading Yourself
When it comes to leading your own business, Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, says it best.
“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
What he means by that is this.
To be able to accept only results, without excuses, you have to know yourself to lead yourself. When you know yourself, you’re able to clearly operate from where your strengths are and shore up on your weaknesses.
In the first chapter of Gear Shift, Well Coached author and founder, Chris Weinberg translates this into action.
“There’s no law that says you have to be all things to all people. The leader who can do it all is extremely rare. If you can’t handle the nitty-gritty of employee management, then hire someone who likes to do it. If you hate selling, then hire a sales director. If you don’t have a knack for numbers, hire a finance director. But remember that as long as you’re in a position of leadership, even if you’re not actually doing these jobs, you must know how to evaluate and guide the people who are.”
To lead your business by leading yourself, you have to remember two things about yourself and within your business.
Value your own happiness.
Discipline is not the killer of enthusiasm.
While this might sound like a contradiction, it’s really two sides of the same coin. Here at Well Coached, we tell our clients that it is just as equally important to nurture the creative spirit that started your business in the first place, while also putting enough corporate structure around you and your organization to thrive.
As a business co-pilot, Chris Weinberg has watched many businesses face similar challenges at the same point in their journey. With coaching and consulting, Chris and Well Coached preserves the culture, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that gave your company momentum while maintaining balance and instilling structure for new horizons.