How To Kill The Leadership Crazy Cycle
“Three years ago I was throwing orders at people, running around like crazy, missing deadlines, feeling stressed, working until 9, 10, 11:00 at night because I had to…versus today where it’s just fun again, I’m having fun doing this because I’ve got the time to enjoy it.”
~Bo McDonald, President/Founder/CEO of Your Marketing Co
So many leaders and business owners are stuck here, in the Leadership Crazy Cycle. You end up in this crazy cycle and never getting out of the rat wheel. You get things done, but they’re not getting done well. Your team is probably just as stressed as you are…
Here’s how to get out of this vicious cycle:
Your 5 minute assessment to see where you are in the Leadership Crazy Cycle… Before you can get out of it, you have to diagnose it. Learn the things keeping you stuck. Then you can start getting traction and getting yourself out of this cycle:
Getting out of the Leadership Crazy Cycle…with Bo McDonald:
Chris LoCurto: …we get on the call and the first thing you say is, “Chris, I have led my team for 30 hours this week and it’s exhausting.” Exactly! That’s how that works. And then the next thing you said, which was I think the big powerful piece was, “I wish I would have done this two years ago when you told me to do it,” and now you’re seeing phenomenal results and the crazy thing is you are so NOT alone in not implementing right off bat.
Bo McDonald: I know one of the big things that really held me back was doing a lot of the work myself. I really started trusting the employees because we started hiring better. We started really getting a great culture and not just the let’s have a pizza party on Fridays culture, but culture of now almost 20 employees who buy into what we do. They care about what we do. Some of the comments I hear from the staff, especially the new employees are, I’ve never been anywhere like this where everyone really gets along and has each other’s back and for them to come in and recognize that is huge.
Bo McDonald: So it was about this time last year where I really started taking the steps to say, I’ve got to get clients off me. I’ve got to get some of this task saturation off of me. Then finally in December, I pulled the trigger…keep reading our interview here.