Have you felt that when you start a process, you are the only one facing the issue? There is no reason for alarm because you have just entered a position of a leader, a rain maker for his team and the change initiator.
You begin to notice weaknesses when you are focusing on what you can do with all of your ability and strength. Here’s the secret: hire people who can fill those voids/gaps. To overcome your weaknesses, recruit staff to meet it. The result is you will develop a stronger & cohesive team.
As you’ve become the leader, your effectiveness often rests upon the team you have created and supported. Being a leader is all based on the principle of synergy; you support the teams and the team supports you in return. This cooperation enables the multiplication of output and profits in excess your individual capabilities. Think of a production line where an assembly process can produce an output far greater than individual abilities.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
I remember a story about Moses and his 2 assistants, Aaron and Hur, from the Bible in Exodus 17:12
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up–one on one side, one on the other–so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
A BIG congratulations to Moses, he hired good people and when he could physically do no more – he trusted them.
Hire good staff that complement your weakness.
A staff is something one holds onto when walking, it is a support which permits a pioneer to reach new levels and heights.