Do You Feel Chained to Your Business?

You can be a wildly successful business owner and not feel chained to your business.

I learned from my twenty plus years in business that what it really comes down to is open-book management, the principles of Tribal Leadership, and creating High Performance Teams where your employees feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves.

Are you a business leader who’s chained to your business via the golden handcuffs?

Do you have to:

  • Solve all of the problems in your business?
  • Negotiate all the relationships in your business?
  • Make all the creative decisions in your business?
  • Manage every aspect of task management in your business?
  • Be physically present in your business?

If you have any of these symptoms, the remedy includes:

  • Build an environment that allows employees to feel valued.
  • Make information readily available to everyone.
  • Broaden employee job responsibilities and honor their unique abilities.
  • Let your employees solve problems and make decisions that impact them and the business.
  • Tie compensation to the profitability of the company.
  • As a business leader, get clear about who are you, what you stand for, where are you going, and effectively communicate that vision with your team.

You can have a business that operates without you. You can have empowered employees who love what they do. And it’s not about being a better manager; it’s about being a better business leader.

If you want to learn more about how to free yourself from the golden handcuffs, go here and opt-in to receive ten short videos that outline all the various aspects of High Performance. Or you can contact me. I’m available for one-on-one leadership coaching, including a full day one-on-one intensive, and walk and talk coaching sessions.

As always you can leave me your takeaway in the comments below.

XX, Ruth


Ruth Schwartz is the author of "The Key to the Golden Handcuffs". She is a high performance business consultant and leadership coach. Connect with Ruth to participate in the conversation. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube .

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