with Lau Lapides
Being a boss isn't just about calling the shots, it's a delicate balancing act that requires continuous learning, effective people management, and navigating the complexities of business growth. Anne & Lau unpack the multifaceted nature of being a BOSS - the responsibilities, the challenges, the triumphs, and everything in between. Listen in as they share their personal experiences and insights on managing people, mastering outsourcing, and balancing the dynamics of a growing business. You'll learn the significance of industry education, the art of hiring the right people, and the need for continuous learning and adaptability. Plus, they delve into the essential elements of establishing strong relationships with clients and colleagues. This is a conversation you won't want to miss, so tune in and let's learn how to truly embrace being a BOSS…
Anne & Lau delve into the complex art of being a boss. They tackle challenges, discuss outsourcing + share insights for business growth.
"The balance between happy employees and business growth is delicate." - Lau
Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.
Top 10 Takeaways
Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:
Don't shy away from the challenges of being a boss. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but the rewards are immense. Keep spinning those plates and wearing different hats, it's all part of the journey.
Recognize the importance of outsourcing and managing people. It might seem daunting at first, but with the right knowledge and understanding, you can navigate this effectively.
Understand that having diverse skill sets within your team is vital for success. Don't be afraid to let someone go if they're not the right fit, even if it's tough.
Embrace the delicate balance between maintaining a happy team and ensuring business growth. Investing in your team is crucial, as is knowing when to bring in outside expertise.
Stay humble. Just because you're the boss, it doesn't mean you know everything. Be open to learning and understand that nobody knows it all.
Set realistic goals and avoid industry scams. Be sure to do your due diligence before investing money.
Build strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and your team. This is key to the success of your business.
Always aim to hire people who are better than you in certain areas. They will make you look good and help you grow your business.
Accept that making mistakes is part of the journey. Don't beat yourself up about them, instead see them as learning opportunities.
Don't forget to enjoy the journey. Yes, being a boss can be tough, but it's also rewarding. So, embrace the challenges and celebrate the victories along the way.
"Being a boss requires education. Lots of education!" - Anne
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