Day 5 – The more you do, the less you lead

Oct 7, 2016

Can do Anything21 Days of Leadership

“A big problem when it comes to women business owners is that many don’t think of themselves as a CEO. Instead they think of themselves as sort of a chief multi-tasker and the person who should be doing everything in the business. While that may at times work on the home front, in a business that is not the best way to go. A CEO of a growing company has to be able to step back and make plans and engage other people in doing the work.”

This is from the May 2012 Forbes article ‘Why Women-Owned Businesses Don’t Grow’

Put simply – when we try to do it all we will hit a limit of how much we can do. And this will determine how big our business can grow.

The more doing you keep on your plate, the less time and energy you will have to lead. To lay out a vision. To make decisions. To plan ahead.

A leader knows theirs strengths and understands their role in the business – and will actively look to bring in other people to do the rest.

If you have big dreams – a big vision – then you are being called to lead. You are being called to let go of something so that you can focus on taking it to the next level.

What do you need to let go of? It’s time.

I’m gathering together a group of women for my new LEAD Mastermind – where we are going to explore this and the other facets of leadership. Message me if you are curious to learn more.


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