Why Less Accessible Doesn’t Mean Less Invested
Let’s talk about accessibility. New leaders tend to struggle with this as they are prone to have an open-door policy and invite everyone to their calendars. This is particularly difficult for business owners that are moving from founder to CEO. However, the truth is the further that you go up in an organization the less accessible you need to be.
I’m here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with visibility, but your ultimate goal is to make an impact in your industry and create an environment where people feel valued, and where they can grow & develop. You want to help facilitate your team’s ability to do great work that will help grow the business.
Today’s episode is intended to help leaders reframe what accessibility means. Understand that your executive team is your voice, eyes, and ears. They are the direct contact to their next level and so on. Let’s get you out of the details of the day-to-day operations and into the actual strategy of the business.
🔑 Pulling back on your accessibility doesn’t mean that you no longer care. It means that you have trust in your people and their abilities.
🔑 CEOs don’t need to know the details of the day-to-day operations, they just need to know that their vision and exceptions are clear and that they have people around them that can execute them.
🔑 “Everybody needs me” isn’t a badge of honor. It means that you haven’t set them up to be self-sufficient.
Evaluate how accessible you are to people and why. If you are easily accessible, is it ego? Do you not trust your team?
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Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed. She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.” Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave us an iTunes review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.