When you’re the one heading your own business, that means you’re in charge. But being in charge doesn’t always equate to being in control. There’s a certain threshold of detail and work past which you simply can’t cover everything all by yourself. Beyond that threshold is where a team can come in handy.
A team is simply a group of people committed to working on common goals. The smallest one you could have could be a duo, whether it’s a partnership with two people supporting each other, or an assistant-ship, with one helping the other manage the load.
The bigger the team gets, the more work can be spread out, and the more a definite leader is needed to help make sure everyone’s responsibilities, work project deliverables, and actions are aligned with the overall goals of the team.
Leadership has to come from somewhere, and since it’s your business, you should know what you need to do to get it to where you want to go. It’s your ship, you be the captain.
What’s more, whatever your particular leadership style, whether it’s authoritative, more like a coach, or leans towards consensus-seeking (or a shifting mix of all three), there are points you need to be firm on when it comes to your style.
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