On this episode of The Boss School, I speak with founder of Drybar, Alli Webb. We talk about how to avoid micromanaging to empower your team. Six or seven stores in, Alli talks about how her team was overwhelmed because they were all doing jobs they weren’t best suited for.
What Alli recommends doing is figuring out what you’re good at and what you love doing. It takes time to realize that you can’t expect things to be perfect all the time, and it empowers you to know how to get the right information to the right people. Alli describes this process of avoiding micromanaging as “leaning out,” which just means that you can’t do everything all the time.
As an entrepreneur, it’s natural to want to be involved in everything. You need to bring in people who can supplement your growth. Click To Tweet
If you get the right people in, you have to be able to trust that they will take care of what they’re responsible for. Being able to “lean out” and let go of some of the power you want over your business is actually what will help it to grow and be successful.
Realizing that you can’t do it all is the best business move.
Finally, don’t be the person who just wants to be surrounded by “yes” men. In addition, don’t be afraid to do things differently. She thinks people should be more prone to taking risks in their business ventures. You don’t need to have a college degree to be an executive, either. You just need passion and the right team.
I’m a big believer in the idea that you have to do every job before you hand it off to someone else. Click To Tweet
- Recognizing what your best use is, and how important it is to get the right people.
- How hard it is to be a manager of people.
- You have to be able to take feedback.
- Risks, boldness, and believing in your company.
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