By David Nilssen, CEO & Co-founder of Guidant Financial
Actually—happiness is in empowering others, which comes naturally when you’re the boss.
Think of it this way: in an orchestra, the conductor is the most powerful person yet he or she makes the least noise. The conductor infuses others with opportunities to make beautiful music.
Being a small business owner isn’t so different. It’s a gift to be able to develop the raw talent in your employees and push decisions downstream. When you harness their capabilities, you not only encourage them to grow; you strengthen your organization as a whole.
I’ve seen this time and time again at Guidant.