The transition from employee to business owner is a liberating one filled with freedom and excitement. However, it can also be a difficult one. Shifting from a single area of expertise to working and leading across many disciplines often falls outside the comfort zone for many.
In the early stages, you cope – yes, there’s a lot to do but fuelled by passion, you’re happy to work harder than you have ever done before and the learning will be hard but deeply satisfying.
But what happens when you start to scale up? What happens when the sheer volume of work becomes too much and you become responsible for a team?
This is where good leadership (and delegation) skills are invaluable and you move from being a business owner to a business leader. I have helped many clients develop the skill set required for this process and often a mental shift is required for this to be successful. Here are some of the most important tips to help you develop into a great leader.