No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie
If you want to start up your own business, or even if you already lead your own business, please take a couple of minutes and do the following exercise. Take a pen and paper and write down the top 10 things that you desire to personally accomplish. Then spend some time reading through your list.
Now, I will not tell you that things like personal recognition, greater community reputation, credit and lauds are not worthwhile. If that is what you truly desire, by all means, go for it. But when the day is done, business is simply a means to make bank.
Having all these great perks is wonderful, and getting your ego stroked is one of the joys in life. But all in all, making profit and growing year-on-end is what’s success is all about.
So if you can learn how to distribute all these perks onto your team, give them the credit, give them the recognition, tickle their ego, then you will be far ahead of all your competition because your team gets intrinsic value while you make bank.
There is worth in being humble. There is also great worth in asking for help. Make your team feel like they are helping you and not just working for you and in return you will make more with less effort.