Who’s calling me now and what do they want?

“Mama!” I think I’d heard this a hundred times before the sun came up today. When you’re the CEO of a family – or a business – everybody wants your attention. Here’s how to mitigate some of that in the workplace:

  1. Delegate. Do not try to do everything yourself.
  2. Hire people who aren’t afraid to make decisions and take a risk when it’s necessary.
  3. Communicate your goals and philosophies explicitly so employees know how you think and what you value.
  4. Repeat step #3 over and over and over.
  5. Give employees decision-making parameters – for instance, the ability to authorize purchases up to a certain dollar amount, or take the actions needed to resolve a customer service issue.

I haven’t figured out how to take myself out of every interaction in my household. Maybe earplugs would help.

How do you avoid being mama’d to death? Send your stories to sarah@dayonebusinessservices.com – if I use them I’ll feature your business.

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4 thoughts on “Who’s calling me now and what do they want?

  1. This is so good. Relatable. Have you read *How Stella Saved the Farm?* My husband’s boss gave it to him with the directive – Read This. Your work reminds me of that book. working #3, Julie Riff

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