Scaling your business is never a straight line. You will always be off course and constantly adjusting to get back on course.
When you drive a car, you don’t just point your car in the direction you want to go, put your foot on the accelerator and sit back. You have to be constantly adjusting the steering wheel.
Your business is the same.
In this video, filmed at our Titanium Mastermind in Los Cabos, Curtis Broome discusses how you can use a collaborative leadership style to manage your team and adjust the course of your business.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP
Passion and vision are what will get you started, but no one can build a business alone. To get to your destination, you need the help of a team.
Your team, as loyal as they may be, will never care about your business goals as much as you do. If your team is the car, then you are the driver.
You need to be constantly adjusting the steering wheel by providing good leadership to your team. Otherwise, as good as their intentions may be, your team will get your business off course.
HOW TO BE A COLLABORATIVE LEADER
There are two schools of thought when it comes to leadership and management.
The traditional approach is to build a deep team, where there is a lot of hierarchy and bureaucracy. With this approach, you as the manager are being directive towards your staff. You give them the directions and they follow.
In more recent years, companies have preferred to build a flat team instead of a deep team. With this approach, you collaborate with your team and empower them.
An article in Forbes magazine highlights the differences between a deep organization and a flat organization. It gives some examples of companies that take the idea of a flat organization to the extreme. For example, the gaming company Valve has no managers or job titles. The employees are all free to choose what projects they work on and assemble their own teams.
You don’t need to take your organization to the same extreme, but you can use a hybrid of flat and hierarchical tactics.
The best way to be a collaborative leader is to lead by example. Do what you say you will do and show up on time. Take responsibility and don’t expect others to do the work for you. Take risks and learn from your mistakes.
When you do this, you are giving your team an example of a good leader, and giving them the opportunity to become leaders themselves. That’s how you grow a deeper team within your business.
The MOBE Titanium Mastermind goes into more depth on this topic. Members learn how to build a team and scale their businesses through successive revenue ceilings. To learn more about the Titanium Mastermind, click HERE.