Today I wanted to do a follow up on the “Qualities of a Great CEO” where as the title indicates we talked about some of the qualities a great CEO must have in order to drive a company through the hard times and be successful.
Having a greater purpose is really what drives some of the best CEOs like Elon Musk to work harder than anyone else because sometimes it’s not about the immediate ROI, it’s about fulfilling your childhood dreams of going to space or help saving the planet in some way.
Regarding on the nature of your company, when you hire someone for a position the immediate most important thing for that person is if they are going to be working on what they really want. If you are looking for a person to do marketing, don’t hire a backend developer just because somewhere in the future you might need someone for that position.
The Role of the CEO is to allow people to EXCEL
There are people who are really passionate about all kinds of stuff, marketing, design, sales, dancing, playing video games.
Hire the best and most passionate people, and let them shine.
Then, listen to what your collaborators have to say and trust them with some of the decisions.
I’ll give you an example.
I’m a tech guy trying to build a tech business right? That’s why I started this blog and read business, investing and all kinds of geek stuff. One day I’m going to need someone to do the social media marketing and content strategy… and that’s something I’m not an expert, I only read stuff online and I have some “know how” but there is a lot I don’t know. So I’m going to need a marketing expert working with me and I’m going to have a lot of sit-downs to discuss the strategies and listen to their advice.
It’s impossible for one person to keep up with everything that’s changing in the world.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.Ralph Nader
I guess that’s why I started this blog, I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and letting people become the best version of themselves.
Are you working on an environment that lets everyone become their best?
What are your thoughts? Should you be making all de decisions because it’s your company, or should you trust your people and let them do what they do best?
Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.