In my attempt to overcompensate, and let them know “I was on their team and would do whatever it took to get the job done” I ended up working an insane number of hours was exhausted most of the time. It took a toll on my health, marriage and personal relationships.
When I left that job after five years to start my own business, I was relieved not to have any employees.
Fast forward 4 years, and my practice was growing, and I knew it was time to hire a team. While I was thrilled that my business was growing, I was scared. Scared it would be like it was before.
I couldn’t bear that.
Regrettably, that was exactly what happened. This time, I couldn’t just quit, and I also knew the problem was clearly me.
If I was going to stay in the game, I knew I had to become more effective as a manager.
My commitment to not fail, and to be able to grow my business launched me into studying the great thought leaders and pioneers in the field of management and leadership.
My studies taught me where my approach was flawed, and what the key was to building great teams. In the process I learned...