If you’re wondering how you’re going to make time for more of what you’re good at, I’ve got good news for you: You can probably stop doing something you dread. Let’s say that you rate going to networking events right up there with getting a root canal. Ask yourself why you’re going to networking events — maybe to drum up new business — and come up with a way to achieve the same effect using a strength, such as writing a great newsletter and website content, for example.
Then consider each of your employees in the same light. What duties can you shift away from their areas of weakness in order to unleash more of their talents?
This approach to managing yourself and others can create tremendous business results as well as increasing satisfaction, retention and joy. Give it a try and let me know how it transforms your company.
Jennie Wong is an executive coach, author of the e-book “Ask the Mompreneur” and the founder of the social shopping website CartCentric.com.
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