White House Marketing, Inc., gives you the opportunity to learn by example. Here are the best tips from five successful CEOs for small businesses seeking growth and success.
1. Robert Reid of Intaccct Corporation: Hold People Accountable
Robert Reid recommends giving each team member quarterly goals consistent with the company mission. Check in, have meetings, and discuss these objectives to hold them accountable to these standards.
2. Shane Robison of Fusion-io: Dispose of Your Ego
Robison believes that micromanaging team members and working from a perception of self‑absorption fails miserably. The better way to approach your team is to respect their expertise and grant them discretion while also being there to provide guidance. Management is not about you. It is about encouraging a team to produce the best results.
3. Chau Nguyen of Campus Special: Hire Talent and Delegate to Them
Even as a CEO, you do not know everything. Nguyen recognizes the expertise of his talent and defers to them. Hire the best people and most of your work will already be done.
4. Keith Krach of DocuSign: Embrace Enthusiasm
Your product will not pass muster with the consumer market unless it excites you. Krach believes business owners and leaders must follow their passion and let their energy be contagious. Team members will believe in you and consumers will want to learn more about your product.
5. Anthony Bruce of APT: Hire Compatible People
Bruce recommends finding people who will work well in a team. Excellence can be overshadowed with negativity quickly if a team member does not get along with others.
Allow these tips to inspire you to find the best in your business today. The advice offered by these CEOs reminds you to put your business first. Doing so will enable you to hire the best people and maintain your passion for your objectives.