I get asked all the time how I got so lucky to have my two amazing managers, Emily and Christina. Um … it’s not really luck. It was a business decision to hire both of them full-time and give them their current responsibilities to help run my business.
Wish you had an amazing manager? Stop wishing and start acting! Today, we’ll talk about when you know it’s the right time to hire a manager, and how to create a plan to find your own amazing manager. Are you ready to hire your own amazing manager? Not sure? Download the How to Hire An Amazing Manager Cheat Sheet here.
Here are some resources we talk about in the podcast:
She’s On Her Toes: How I Started A Business, Expanded It, Almost Lost It, And Got Back On My Toes: Did you know I wrote a book? Whether you’re new to the podcast or have listened since the beginning, reading the book is a great place to start when thinking about creating a hiring process, hiring a team, and working on your own leadership skills. Effective management isn’t reserved for those with an MBA. Leadership can be taught–you’ve just gotta apply the fundamentals and you’ll reach your business goals.
DISC Personality Test: I am really into self-awareness and understanding what drives my employees, so we’ve all taken DISC personality tests to make sure we know how to communicate and work together as a team. When you hire a manager, it’s really important that you can work together in harmony–taking the DISC personality profile tests can ensure you’ll hire someone with the right behaviors and skills for the position. And, as a bonus, you’ll know how to effectively communicate with them.
Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want From Your Business: Taking self-awareness to the next level … Rocket Fuel explains that every business needs both a Visionary and an Integrator. As the owner, you should take on the role of Visionary. And … that leaves your manager to be the Integrator. Find out if you’re a Visionary or an Integrator by taking the assessments here.
Grab that How to Hire An Amazing Manager Cheat Sheet here.
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