People are complex, and managing them isn’t easy. Over the years I’ve spent running businesses and coaching business owners, I’ve seen that managing employees effectively is a constant challenge for the owners.
“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.” – Douglas Adams
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its pants.” – Mark Twain
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” – George Bernard Shaw
Can you trust your employees? Can they trust you? Can they trust each other?
If you can truthfully answer each of those questions with a “yes”, I’m willing to bet that you’re going to be successful.
What is the most important decision you make as a business owner? Where to advertise? Whether or not to invest in more equipment? Whether to open a new location?
Actually… the most important decision you make as a business owner is who to hire.