I have been working on my business plan which forces me to take a look at the details of the company. From this I have been doing a lot of thinking about my leadership team, or should I say lack of. I have for some time been wanting to bring on more people, but how do you know what would be best. The people you have on your team is key to the success of any business, so it is a big decision. So let me share with you my thoughts on building my leadership team.
I would like to get in a habit of doing an internal review of how my company did at the end of each year. It will be my opportunity to see what I have been able to accomplish in the last year, or not accomplish. Things can get pretty busy while running the day to day of a business, and it is easy to loose track of where you are, and where you are going. By looking at where you have gone in a year’s time you can get a better idea of how things are progressing, and see if you are heading in the right direction.
I’m a strong believer in the importance of having great mentors. No one has all the answers, and to have someone that has more or different experience then you who can help guide you is an absolute must.
A big part of leaning is making mistakes, and if you can have access to other people’s mistakes you won’t have to make them yourself to learn the lesson. A mentor can also provide you with things that have worked well for them, and give you an understanding that you previously did not have.