One God, One Manager?

  • Delegation of Responsibilities: This is where you hire people to take over a specific business area and better it more than you.
  • Delegation of Tasks: This is where you hire people to do tasks that are becoming either a distraction to you or increased in frequency.
  • Delegation of Liabilities: This is where you delegate your failures to unsuspecting employees.
  • They never hire people with senior experience, especially if they have more experience than the owner. I’ve seen situations where some do, but they carefully select them not to be a threat.
  • They rely on fresh graduates, young people, or those who won’t take it too seriously (yeah, I can go on about this one for days). Again this is all about threats, loud opinions, and life experience. Such owners don’t want this in their culture; they want the thirsty and the fast to give gratitude for each opportunity.
  • They will never hire someone better than they are. It is a tricky one because of misconception. Such business owners will hire people to do jobs they don’t know how themselves (legal, auditing, transport, manufacturing, design, printing, sales, marketing…etc). The misconception here is hiring people with a skill you don’t have the tool/time for, not better than you. If one pays attention, such owners will most likely act as if they can do better than those hires if they had the time/interest. The trick is to look at the core business and its components, then note if anyone in the company’s timeline was hired because the owner wanted someone better than themselves to do it and adapt the business to that.

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