In his Forbes.com post today, Jesse Lipson writes about making the shift from entrepreneur to leader — and why you shouldn’t skimp on breakfast, sleep or exercise when you’re the one in charge.
“I recently had a startling realization: in a single day, the 375 or so people in my organization put in more work hours than I do in an entire year,” Lipson writes. “It’s an odd place to be for an entrepreneur who is used to the idea that if I want the business to perform better, all I have to do is find a way to work more late nights or weekends. But once you get a business off the ground, at some point you find your role has changed: You’re not a doer, you’re a leader. And that’s a very different job than the entrepreneurial one that probably got you where you are.”
As a leader, Lipson writes, your decisions — not your productivity — are what counts. And “good decision-making requires you to be healthy, relaxed, and methodical.” When your decisions are driving the company’s success, taking care of yourself, rather than burning the midnight oil, may well be one of the best things you can do for your company.
Read Lipson’s suggestions for mastering the art of good decision-making here, and follow his Forbes posts HERE.