Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://under30ceo.com 621 days ago

As small companies grow, they have two ways of building a management team. One way is to build the management job around the employee; the other is to define the management job and then find someone to fill it.

All too often, companies choose the first route, fitting the job to the employee. This is natural, but unfortunately it sets the stage for slow growth and a whole bunch of problems down the road.

Why Firms Fit Round Pegs into Square Holes

Most entrepreneurial firms start off with a strong CEO supported by a small core of trusted insiders. These trusted insiders might be strategists, tacticians, or worker bees; it doesn’t matter because the key is that they are loyal, trustworthy, competent, hard working, and capable of wearing several hats. Trusted insiders come in all shapes and sizes, and they are essential for taking a business from inception to ...

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