How do you manage a new team and still get your work done?

How do you manage a new team and still get your work done?

There’s a trap many of us fall into when we expand our team. It’s the management trap. It happens when we expand our team quickly – bringing on multiple new team members at once or in a short period of time – before we have systems in place to help us grow efficiently. Suddenly, we find ourselves managing and training a new team, creating and documenting systems as we go, and struggling to find a way to pay everyone when there’s no time left for generating new business.

Managing your team with a solo-business mindset

Managing your team with a solo-business mindset

Adding a team member won’t help you reach your goals unless you change the way you manage. Bold statement, I know. But it’s true. That independent, “can-do” spirit you’ve used to run your business as a solo-preneur is actually an obstacle when leading a team.  Let’s explore a few essential mindset shifts you need to consider when you begin leading a team.

How hiring profitably takes the fear out of delegation

How hiring profitably takes the fear out of delegation

There are plenty of reasons to fear delegation. It’s one thing to hand a well-documented process over to a talented individual while making sure you still have control of the outcome. Without a good understanding of your mission and a strong working relationship based on common goals and shared values, the outcome of this kind of a transition is questionable.