AmiSight 11/9: I’ve Been Trying to Make Myself Obsolete
I have often written that, as a leader, you should constantly try to get yourself fired. What I mean by that is that if you find people or add people in your organization to take things off of your plate that they can do better, you will be able to work "on your business" instead of "in your business." I have been trying to get fired since I started my company, and I believe this philosophy has served our company well as we have grown and evolved.
Today, I want to take this idea further. Effective leadership requires that your organization be strong enough that should you get hit by a bus one day or face some other emergency, you can move your focus from your work to another area of your life for a period of time, and the trains will keep running. I write about this in my 21 Hats column today.