My challenge as a business owner was being very focused on results. So much so that I sometimes dismissed the productivity of those I worked with. I only saw what was wrong, was not generous enough with praise, and expected that the next problem would be showing up sooner rather than later. What a poor mindset to bring to working with others!

I had to work hard over a long period of time to become somewhat better at being more focused on the people I worked with. That was my challenge. It's one that a number of business owners and managers have.

What about the reverse? How does a person who is focused mostly on the people they manage get the results the business needs to achieve? How does someone with that inclination succeed? Here are some suggestions.

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