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Why You Want to Stop Managing Your Team

Why You Want to Stop Managing Your Team

There will come a ​time in the growth of your ​company when ​you'll need delegate the day-to-day ​​​​responsibilities of ​managing your team to a seasoned and trusted Second-in-Command.

​In other words...

You'll need to shift roles of being the leader and manager of your ​growing business

​...so that you ​have time and focus to fully step into the role of CEO to lead​ your ​organization's ​vision and ​growth into the ​future.

​In short, where you were once ​easily juggled ​roles of being the ​leader and manager

...the business is now too big for you to lead and manage all on your own. 

​As a result,

It's now time to delegate the duties of managing the daily running of the business, including managing your team to a trusted Second-in-Command.

​​Who's Managing Your Team: You

If you're like ​many entrepreneurial women business owners ​​operating multiple 6 & 7 figure businesses, you're ​currently managing ​your team.

​Your team is ​responsible for carrying out the ​​multitude of tasks that are required to keep a growing business ​running smoothly every day. ​

​The teams' role is to support ​the growth of your business by freeing you from daily tasks you don't have time ​to do and/or don't know how to do.

​However,

managing a team is time-consuming! 


Your team is great.  They're good people.  As a matter of fact, the want to help. 

But, they don't know EXACTLY what to do.

So...they wait around for you to tell them what to do. 

No doubt you've said, "It's just faster to do it myself."

I get where you're coming from...I've said it too!

The uncomfortable truth is...It does take time, patience​ and energy.

​Time and energy you need to focus on GROWTH and EXPANSION.    

​In addition...

​Most business owners find the ​​process of recruiting, hiring, training and managing people ​​overwhelming and frustrating.    

​Does this sound like you yet?

Your company is growing.  ​

Your time and ability to focus on what's next is shrinking. ​


Furthermore,

...daily decisions, actions, tasks and projects ​have escalated from the early ​phases of start-up and growth. 

Once,

...in the early days of building your business ​​it ​was easier to be lead and manage your team.  

Now, you'​ve become the ​bottleneck for ​things getting done.

Are you working with a coach or mentor?

No doubt, you've been strongly encouraged by your business guides to get out of the day-to-day and focus on growing and scaling.

In fact...

One way to step out of managing your team is to hire a trusted Second-in-Command.

Furthermore...

​Your Second-in-Command will run and oversee​ day-to-day operations, projects, marketing, ​ and manage your team. ​  ​

In addition, your Second-in-Command will create ​systems and automation ​that will produce faster training, delivery to clients, smooth workflows for team to execute task on time, on budget and according to your standards.

​All while...

​You're producing at higher-levels in the business.

Because you ​have the ​time and ​freedom to fully ​​step into the role of CEO to lead your company's ​growth. ​

​​​​​​As the CEO leader, your ​time and focus needs to be on ​​growth and leading your company into the future.​​

Common Challenges ​in ​Managing ​Teams

​Stepping into the Second-in-Command role ​​I help my clients grow and scale their online business​es past 6 figures to 7 and beyond!  ​

My clients are service-based online women CEOs and business owners​.  They're ​out of start up and running successful multiple ​6 & 7 figure online business models.  

They now need to ​focus on growth and scaling their companies into the future.   ​

​Does this sound like you?  

Then...

You'll need as trusted Second-in-Command who will manage your team for you.  

Usually, w​​​hen I ask women ​business owners what is the ​most challenging ​​​part of ​running and growing their online ​company

...without fail its hiring, training and daily management of their ​virtual teams.


Above all...

Managing ​teams frustrate ​and drain ​the CEO leaders time and energy. 

​The daily oversight of ​teams and ​the endless tasks list depletes​ ​time ​needed by the CEO to focus on higher-level tasks, such as big picture revenue generation.  ​​

​Daily managing of teams is a significant time and energy SUCK in the business.  Not to mention a major FOCUS killer.  


In the online world,

...business owners rely heavily on their ​virtual teams (sub-contractors) to support their growing companies.  ​

​Because it's the most cost-effective way to ​maintain a team - while the business is still small - who supports the execution of daily tasks and projects.  

​Online teams are typically ​made up of virtual assistants, web designers, graphic designers, A/V specialists, and copywriters.

Many woman business owners have gone through the process of finding and hiring team members​.  


And, ​in many cases, they have struggled to make it work.

Even when a business owner has team members she loves and depends on

...​she deals daily with the frustration of staying on top of them to deliver on time and on budget.

Other times,

... the business has outgrown ​a team member's ​ability to deliver at the new escalated pace ​of the company and the complexities of new strategies for growth. ​

​Once again

...the CEO ​finds herself ​focused on the managing the team​ (not on growth) as she needs to recruit, hire and train all over again.


​​Another major ​frustration for ​busy entrepreneurs ​struggling to focus on growing their business...

...is that ​virtual teams ​are typically sub-contractors; not employees.

These virtual team members ​serve other clients as well,

...and demands on their time can be ​restrictive to the business owners needs and expectations (that’s another blog post, lol).

Having a team who are selectively recruited, hired, and trained for specific roles in our business is not only an important activity, it is also challenging and time-consuming.


It takes ​time away from your ability to ​focus on the growth of ​your business.

​Not to mention,

The skills required to carry out those tasks are typically not part of the makeup of a visionary entrepreneur.

​To bring this over to your business, it’s easier in the early stages to manage your team when you’re just ​starting out building your business. 

As your business grows, you need more - and capable - team members to support that growth.

Then….

Once the team members are hired, you want them to hit the ground running, but​ they...

  • ​​Don’t know your business
  • ​Don’t know your expectations
  • ​Don’t know your policies and standards
  • ​Have the skills (or you would not have hired them), but they don’t know the job yet
  • ​Have a lot of questions, and there are issues that need to be resolved.

Many business owners are challenged by the fact

...they know they need a virtual team to support their business in various areas, and they don’t enjoy the process of hiring and delegating.


Recruiting, hiring and managing ​your team ​are key areas of the business that can be ​released to a ​​Second-in-Command role. ​

​​Recruiting, hiring and managing ​your team ​are key areas of the business that can be ​released to a ​​
Second-in-Command role. ​

As a Virtual COO, a ​Second-in-Command​ role, I work with high-level 6-7 figure women entrepreneurial clients and their teams every single day.

The following is just a ​list of reasons why business owners will want to (gladly) release control of hiring and managing your team to a Second-in-Command. ​

​Second-in-Command will....​

  • ​​​Know how to identify team needs based on current business goals and projects.
  • ​​​Create measures of success for the various roles in your business.
  • ​​Create and promote job postings.
  • ​​Have a deep bench in terms of knowing where to find appropriate team members.
  • ​​​Conduct initial interviews with potential team members.
  • ​​Are experts at knowing how much time tasks take to complete and can set reasonable budget expectations with team members - impacting the bottom line.
  • ​​​Spend their days in consistent communication with client teams ensuring that stuff is getting done.
  • ​​Speak the language of the team, which reduces confusion on expectations and project tasks and goals.
  • ​​​​Are experts at breaking down the complicated to the simple. They spend a great deal of time understanding goals and project requirements before they create plans, break down projects into bite-size pieces, and delegate to the team.
  • ​​​​​Have been around the virtual block a few times and understand the complexities of tasks and projects. They can easily make adjustments in plans and with teams to ensure successful execution.
  • ​​​​​Problem solvers. Issues and glitches happen almost every day, especially in fast-paced, growing online businesses that utilize technology. OBMs bring solutions to the clients, not issues.
  • ​​​​​Conduct weekly team meetings to ensure the core team is aligned with weekly goals.​
  • ​​​​​Build the team budget and manage the team cost center.
  • ​​​​​​​Ensure invoices are received and payments are made.
  • ​​​​​​​Create and deliver the on boarding process for new team members.
  • ​​​​​​​Design and Prepare candidate packages for the business owner to review recommended team candidates.

Why do want to stop managing your team?  


because...

You've got higher-levels tasks to focus on - if you​'re serious about growing your ​business
past 6 figures to 7 and beyond!

​​Many ​women entrepreneurs are ready to hire specialized business management support that helps them get out of the day-to-day of running the business.
And, just don't know how to find the right person.

​I see more and more entrepreneurs who are ready to hire at the management level in their businesses.

Is this you?

​Are you ready to hire ​a ​Second-in-Command to ​​​liberate you from the ​day-to-day of running ​your business. ​

​When you hire a Second-in-Command,

...you'll have the time and freedom to ​​focus only on those high-level tasks that bring the greatest growth in terms of revenue and reach. 

To learn more ways I can help you to stop managing your business and leading its growth, download a copy of my free offer, Accelerate Your Business Growth with an Online Business Manager.

You will discover 100+ management tasks you can stop doing today and hand over to your Online Business Manager.​


DISCOVER 100 plus management tasks you can delegate to your Online Business Manager that will begin to accelerate the growth of your business today.

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​I’d love to read your COMMENTS below… ​

Share with me in the comments below your challenges in trying to grow your business and manage your team.

You’re not the only one. All business owners have the same concerns.

About the Author Brenda Violette, Fractional Integrator

Brenda Violette is the founder and CEO of Violette Business Services, LLC an online business and operations management company serving visionary women entrepreneurs since 2008. Brenda’s core service offering is Fractional Integrator, often called a Virtual COO in the online entrepreneurial space. If you are familiar with the book Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters, you will recognize the roles of Visionary and Integrator. The V/I Duo. Some Integrators like Brenda, work with online businesses that need the expertise of an Integrator but are not yet ready to hire a full-time Integrator. She partners with women CEOs generating early million-dollar organizations while sitting in the Visionary seat of the company and running their online service-based company on EOS®. The Entrepreneurial Operating System® has become more and more popular in the marketplace. And Brenda loves it because it is a simple and straightforward framework for creating traction and growth for her clients. In the role of Integrator, it is her job to drive the model. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurial women grow and scale their purpose-driven service-based companies. To learn more about how a Fractional Integrator can help you create big growth and sustainability visit www.BrendaViolette.com.

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