We Don’t Need More Managers. We Need These Instead – Behind the Scenes

Times are tough for many companies. It is more than the virus. It is more than working from home. There is a mood around us that requires a new approach. We don’t need more managers. We need influential leaders that can guide your people to a shared vision. Leaders must also calm us as employees have fears of what is ahead and for their own safety. Check out this short video on why we don’t need more managers. You will also learn why traditional training that we offer our employees does not create more leaders.

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We Don’t Need More Managers: The Transcript

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

There is a myth in growing a company. This is one of those harmful myths that if you continue to believe it… The myth is that you must create more layers of managers to grow and scale the company. Managers make sure the work output is efficient and they even improve effectiveness in small increments. Managers have their place, but what we really need in a time of new approaches and agile moves is more leaders that can inspire their people to align to a shared future. I’ve been a contributor at Inc. Magazine since early 2018, where I cover the companies growing fast. This is the article I did on how managers are a dying breed. It is one of the top three out of more than 150 articles. Given the uncertainty in the world and likely new approaches needed in our companies, we don’t need more managers.

Right now, we need leaders that can lead their teams beyond what the company has always done to create new strategies for growth. In order to create leaders, you have to invest in your people. You have to go beyond traditional training that is focused on hard skills like IT certifications and things like project management. These are great skills, but they don’t create leaders. Leaders come through new conversations and empowering your people. I challenge you to go beyond the hard skills and set up predictable and systematic processes for leadership development. I have a new training that will help you understand leadership development. This new training covers three mistakes founders and CEOs make in scaling and growing their businesses. It will help you create a team of A-players during a recession.

Go to genehammett.com/training. When you access this free training, you will get insights from my years of working with the top 1% growth companies. I help their leaders and their teams understand the fundamentals of growth. Go to a genehammett.com/training. Now you can get immediate access.

My name is Gene Hammett, I have been exactly where you are. I started a company in 2001 right after the 9/11 recession. And I built a team that took me over 5 million in three years. I made a lot of leadership mistakes, and I wanna give back to you. I create short videos like this for my podcast Growth Think Tank to give you new ideas for growth. Most of my work focuses on leadership and culture because these perks are the real drivers of growth. I also share strategies from the people I interview the founders and CEOs from the Inc. 5,000.

Join me each week at growththinktank.com for the interviews and short videos behind the scenes like this one. When you think about growth and leadership, I want you to think about Growth Think Tank as always lead with courage. We’ll see you next time.

Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

 

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