Stop Trying to Be a Good Manager

Managing people has never been something that I’ve super enjoyed.

I also don’t think I’m all that good at it either.

I mean, since starting my business almost 8 years ago, managing my team is a skill that I feel like I’ve gotten a lot better at, but I still feel like I’m not very good at it.

My first experience with leading a team was way back in the wild west days of the Internet when I was at AOL, managing a team of like 12 people. But that was corporate.

Sure I learned some valuable skills, but I also feel like it’s different when it’s your own business.

As a business owner, over the years I’ve wasted so much money, time, and energy on hiring the wrong people who needed a lot of managing and overseeing.

And as the business has grown and evolved, I’ve learned 3 big things when it comes to managing your team:

  1. You don’t even need to be the manager of your team (you can hire someone to do that)
  2. If you don’t have someone to be the manager and it falls on you, the good news is you don’t have to be a good manager yourself
  3. Systems and processes — the clearer and simpler they are make it super easy for people on your team to succeed

In today’s episode, I break down and dive deeply into lesson #2 above — the fact that you don’t have to be a good manager yourself.

Like I started out saying, I don’t consider myself a very good manager, nor is it something I super enjoy.

So in today’s show I share everything I’ve learned and done to create and manage an amazing small team of A-players and how you can step-by-step do the same as the Optimized CEO of your business…

Discussion Points In Today’s Episode:

0:00 Introduction

4:26 Three things I learned about being a manager and running a business

7:00 Why you don’t have to be a good manager

8:46 What is an intrapreneur and why you need them on your team

12:37 Hiring people who can give their full attention

15:36 CEO doesn’t have to be the one creating all the ideas

17:21 How making these shifts can make you a more Optimized CEO

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