Last week an entrepreneur emailed me for advice on going from doer to leader. His startup is doing well and now has several employees for the first time. Only, he’s being pulled in many directions and knows he needs to start the slow process of spending a more time on the business and less time in the business.
I quickly responded that there are two immediate action items to start going from doer to leader:
- Join a Peer Group – Whether it’s EO Accelerator, EO, YPO, or something similar, it’s important to build a peer group of like-minded individuals that are also looking to become better leaders.
- Implement Rhythm, Data, and Priorities – Grab Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and put in place things like daily check-ins, one page strategic plans, quarterly celebrations, LED scoreboards, and more
So, join a group of other people that are interested in improving their leadership abilities and implement rhythm, data, and priorities to establish a foundation for the business to scale.
What else? What are some other recommendations for entrepreneurs going from doer to leader?