The person at the top isn’t the real CEO of the company. It is the person who answers the phone, or makes the call as a salesperson.
They are the people that make sure your systems work correctly, and your vendor partners who are the face of your company.
You rely on your team to do whatever it takes to make your company a success.
They are the people who make you look good, or bad. They control your destiny, with each contact they make with the customer.
Most CEO’s don’t pay enough respect to those people who come to work, day in and day out. If only the CEO would step out and tell their team how important they are. A simple acknowledgement, and word of encouragement might be the difference between success and failure.
The thing is, we all have talents, no matter how intelligent we may or may not be, but few of us have those around us that will encourage us to go beyond what we believe.
It is unbelievable what the average person does when given the encouragement to move beyond their own limiting beliefs.
Far better to have a team of extremely loyal partners who are willing to work beyond their skill level, than to have highly intelligent, educated people who won’t work beyond their skill level.
If you have a team of people who are willing to push themselves beyond their skill level, it is your duty as an entrepreneur and CEO of your company to see that talent, and help them do more for you and for themselves.
Look to those people who are there when the chips are against you, as opposed to getting the “talent” that you can now afford. You’ll pay more, and end up with less.
Keep in mind that your team, the ones that ride the wave are the very people who really know your business. They know what needs to happen, even if you think they are not qualified. Don’t be a fool and ignore what they have to say, because what they say might be the ticket to your success.
There are many solid companies who have employees who started as janitors, and ended up running the entire organization. They fight hard, and they work hard because those are the people who have something to prove.
They aren’t owed, they are fighting for everything that they have, just like entrepreneurs do when we launch new business.
If your business continues to grow, that moment will come when you’ll be forced to choose between your loyal team and the “expert”.
Just remember who the real CEO is, and you’ll make the right choice.