11 business lessons I’ve learned by being a leader for 11 years
It’s been 11 years since I started my journey as a leader. Just like every business owner, I’ve had my share of ups and downs during this period. I won’t say it was a bumpy ride, I’d like to put it as an exciting one. Throughout the journey I’ve learned quite a lot, and the learning is going even right now.
This post is not about how I started my company(ProofHub) or any hardships that I had to face throughout the journey. It is about the lessons I’ve learned as a person, as a leader and as a businessman.
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Though the list of lessons is countless, I’m going to highlight 11 of the biggest lessons that have helped me shape up my career as an entrepreneur. Take a look, who knows you might be able to take a leaf or two out of my book.
1. Best people? No, the right ones!
Right people at the right job will make your business the best. Even if you are able to get the best resources in the market to work for you, but they are not able to fit within your business culture their prowess will be of no use.
There have been more than a couple of times when I had spent more than what I intended to hiring a resource, but it did not work well because of the mismatch in thinking and working ideologies.
2. Show your trust them
You might say that you trust the team. But, when it comes to taking important decisions, do they have to completely rely on you? Forget about important decisions, do they have to ask you for every small thing? Well, that’s not how great teams are built.
Great teams are built on trust. And, this trust does not come by just saying. It comes by showing confidence in their abilities, letting them handle their line of work, and making sure that they are working independently.
3. You got to walk to the talk
I have seen managers who expect employees to spend more than their allocated hours at work, whereas they are the last to come and first to leave for the day. However, this never really worked with teams because the managers could not really motivate the teams to achieve beyond ordinary. But, this is not how businesses grow.
This is the reason that I decided, no matter what I won’t be such a leader. Whenever it comes to overtiming, setting an example or going beyond the usual at work, a leader should be the first person to do it.Read full story: https://medium.com/@kashyapsandeep/11-business-lessons-ive-learned-by-being-a-leader-for-11-years-46b0b1d7d57