How to Delegate and Fire Yourself as the CEO

Annette Walter

April 28, 2023

Business owners are often deeply invested in their company’s day-to-day operations. They’re responsible for everything from managing employees and handling finances to marketing and sales. However, when owners are too focused on the day-to-day, they may struggle to think strategically about the future of their business. This can lead to missed opportunities for growth and innovation. To prevent this, owners must learn to delegate effectively and give themselves space to think about the big picture.

Delegation is a critical skill for business owners. It allows them to assign tasks to others, freeing up time for strategic thinking and planning. Effective delegation also ensures that each team member is working on tasks that align with their strengths and expertise. By delegating, owners can focus on their own areas of expertise and generate new ideas and strategies that will help their business thrive.

Finally, it’s important for business owners to recognize that delegation is not a sign of weakness. It’s impossible for one person to handle every aspect of a business, and owners who try to do so will quickly become overwhelmed. Instead, owners should embrace delegation as a way to empower their team members and build a stronger, more efficient organization. By delegating effectively, owners can give themselves the space they need to think about the big picture and steer their business towards success.

About Annette Walter

Much like Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s “The Profit,” who lends his expertise to struggling businesses, Annette analyzes businesses, supports them with the right resources, and designs the plan they need to go from surviving to thriving.

Annette Walter has started, acquired, owned, and operated more than 15 companies in her lifetime. As a wife, mother of two boys, and owner of a national company, Timber Industries (a BBJ Top 50 Women-Owned Business, BBJ Top 25 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Business and Inc.5000 list honoree), she can serve her true purpose and passion in coaching and consulting entrepreneurs through her business coaching company, iEvolve Consulting. Annette works with business owners across the globe in various industries to support their overall well-being, teams, and operations. As an operations expert and strategist, she works with business owners to help them identify organizational gaps and opportunities in their companies. She works with businesses to help make their finances, marketing efforts, technology solutions, and sales more efficient and effective.If you would like to know more about iEvolve Consulting, visit: