A lesson for every boss
If you’re not the boss you can skip this email. Save yourself 3 minutes and have a cuppa.
If you are a boss – don’t touch that dial.
I remember one of the first things that excited me when I started my own business was the idea of employing lots of people.
At one time I even thought about it as a measure of success.
What actually happened was altogether different.
At one point I had over 50 staff in my ‘group’ and I believed we could take on the world.
I created a fun place to work.
We had parties.
I was there to listen.
We created a mega bonus scheme.
I wanted my team to love me.
So why did they leave?
That fact is, I wasn’t very good at managing people. Employing them was the easy bit. Managing people and doing it well is a different story.
It was only when my brilliant wife, Christine, took over running our business and managing the team that I learned the valuable lesson.
Employees don’t really want to be your friends.
What employees need more than anything is…
I learned the hard way.
You don’t have to.