Are you thinking along the lines of modern-day corporate lingo that "we have to be more entrepreneurial in our approach to doing business?"
Oh, absolutely! There is no way that I could be half as effective in business without a good team in place. This is contrary to the notion the that we must do all things, be all things. That supposition is a misnomer and quite frankly impossible. Well, maybe in the startup phase; maybe?
Beyond startup, there would be no way I could effectively correspond to email, snail mail, and book flights without my Office Captain, Sherry.
How would I manage incoming/outgoing shipments without Alex or Trevor.
Who`s going to answer the phones? Forget about it.
Yeah sure maybe I could `TRY` and do it all myself. But then the effective leader is one who delegates , inspires, and guides the team. A team lead helps to navigate the course for the team and sets the overall team (i.e. company) strategic goal.
Don`t misunderstand me here. Yes, often times you will have to roll up your sleeves and `get dirty` and `get in the trenches` with your team. But that`s the fun of being an entrepreneur right? The challenges.
The highs and the lows. The ability to march in and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. If you`re an entrepreneur its because you are built for it. Your built to lead and inspire others. To carry the vision for the team.
My short answer would be, we are not the team. But we need the team and the team needs us. As a business owner you are, without question and beyond doubt, apart of a team.
arkitechebc3/17/2009 8:28 AM