Jonathan Duck was a business adviser … until he took over a company to see what it was like to run a business in practice.
This is what he says about his experience:
“It’s all in the people management; it’s all about trusting and delegating the team underneath you. The big difference between advising and doing is that you’re crucially reliant on the team of people around you. Understanding people’s feelings, having basic human empathy, and having everybody behind your course of action is very important – if you get the support, you’ll have a group of very motivated people who will always make much better decisions than ever you can.”
This may come as little surprise to many who do leadership well … but it’s still refreshing to hear, isn’t it?