Many entrepreneurs spend a great deal of time picking out just the right employees who will carry forth the business vision.
A mistake that is then made by some entrepreneurs is to leave running the business in the hands of those carefully selected employees. No one can communicate an entrepreneur’s vision quite like the entrepreneur herself. For that reason, the entrepreneur must be present in the workplace to do the communicating. I have a client who owns a business in an exciting and developing industry. He hires good employees and gives them almost unlimited freedom to carry out work-related tasks. He however almost never comes into the office. He prefers to work at home and will call employees periodically to check on things and to complain about how things are going. What he does not do is actually go to work when the employees are at the office working. Because he is never at the office, he is threatened when the people who are successful or come up with good ideas. He sees great employees as threats instead of valuable parts of the business. As a result, the business has never reached the lofty heights it should have reached.
Do not make this mistake. Show up at your business and show it the respect it deserves. Your employees will appreciate your presence. If you are a one-person shop, still show up at your business each day. Your business is a living, breathing thing that is worthy of your respect and your presence.
In conclusion, it is thrilling to commit to making your business a success by showing up to work each day. So, the question for you this thrilling day is, what kind of commitment are you going to make to your business.