If it’s not a word I just made it one 😉
Spoke with a business owner this past week whose business is doing very very well but they are still working way too many hours and stressing way too much.
At one point we were discussing the mentality of several of his different employees how much the way they do things frustrates my client. One of the items we agreed on was how so many employees all seem to believe that they know more and could do a better job than the owner and just how ridiculous that is.
Later in the conversation, in an effort to improve the situation I was exploring things that could be taken off his plate and it was almost comical to hear him basically tell me that know one could do it as well as he could so he had to do it himself. It wasn’t quite as funny when I pointed out how much that sounded like his employees 🙂
If you have worked on a specific item for many years it’s easy to assume that you know more about this than someone who hasn’t. But here is a challenging thought for you, you know more but you don’t know it all and that outside person may know just the piece that might be of great help to you. Make sense?
Another angle to this in the business ownership arena is that while you may be the greatest widget maker of all time that has no bearing at all on how knowledgeable you are about the widget business. Does that make sense?
The moral of the story is that there is always someone else that knows something about what you’re doing that you don’t know. Don’t let hardheadedness, ego and pride get in the way of letting people help you.