The TE Quote:

“People are not your most important asset. The right people are. Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats."
- - Jim Collins

TE Mistakes:

Mistake #7 -
You Do Not Know
Your Unique Ability

Mistake #22
You Have Unrealistic Expectations of the
Time Needed to Establish Your


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Mistake #14
You Have the Wrong People on Your Team
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How you handle your employees and how you manage your organization provides you with another leadership opportunity.

Let’s face it; most of us business owners are not blessed with an innate ability to lead people or organizations. This is especially true for those entrepreneurs among us - the people blessed with incredible ideas, who see opportunities that mere mortals step right over. They are creative dreamers who live in the future. These folks were not built to manage people. They were built to innovate.

  • Does your staff know what your expectations are of their performance?
  • Do they have job descriptions?
  • Do you offer regular training?


IN THE BOOK I discuss how to deal with valuable members of your team who may be in the wrong role.


One Possible Solution Offered in The Termite Effect:

  • Look at your company as a resource for the people who work for you. You can build a tremendous amount of loyalty by offering them simple benefits such as additional training, paid time off to volunteer in the community, access to professional advisors (CPAs, attorneys, etc), and subsidizing continuing education classes.