Management by Walking Around (MBWA) has been practiced for centuries - and for a good reason. It works!
When it comes to leading and managing a company, or even a team, it’s easy to get caught up in what you want and how decisions will impact you personally. However, as a leader, it’s not all about you. Rather, it’s about the mission of your organization and how you serve your clients and community. All decisions and meetings should be focused on how you contribute to your organizational goals and satisfy your clients. If you’re like me, you founded your company in order to make a visible difference. Focus your business decisions not on personal gain, but on sticking to your mission.
Sometimes leaders try to take everything on themselves. But that’s not leading, that’s failing to delegate. You can’t do it all on your own. Let your staff do what they do best, and find business partners and employees who can balance out your weaknesses. There’s a time tested African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”