Sep 10, 2019
Are you the leader or the a$$hole? I heard an analogy recently that made me think of how some people are running their agency and I'm going to share it in this video. Think about monkeys climbing up a rope...
Now, if you're a monkey on the rope and you're in the lead, when you look down all you see are smiling monkey faces. However, if you aren't the leader, when you look up all you see are a$$holes! Hilarious, right?
When I heard this analogy I thought it was funny. But it made me think about how to fix the problem. See, all you have to do it tighten up the slack on the rope. Most leaders have everyone looking up at them waiting to be told the next move. But, if you tighten up the slack on the rope no one is waiting to make a move. There isn't a leader dictating all the moves.
When your team (the rest of the monkeys :) is clear on the goals and vision, they don't need the head monkey (that's you :) telling them what to do.
If you feel like your team can't or won't make decisions without you, then this might be the issue at your agency. You have to empower your team to make decisions based on what's best for the business. And the only way to do that is by communicating the core values and vision of the agency. When your team understands and believes in these principle foundations of the business then no one is stuck looking at a$$holes, right? :)
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you're experiencing with your agency and what advice do you
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JASON SWENK IS AN AGENCY ADVISOR THAT GUIDES MARKETING AGENCIES THROUGH A PROVEN FRAMEWORK FOR GROWING THEIR AGENCY FASTER & EASIER.
Fresh out of college Jason was off to work for Arthur Anderson,
one of the big 5 consulting firms. He quickly realized that he
could never work for anyone other than himself. He decided to
change direction, launch a digital agency that quickly grew to a
multi-million dollar operation working with brands such as
AT&T, Hitachi and Lotus Cars. After 12 years of steady growth,
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it in 2012.
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