R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the benefits an outside advisor can bring to your business.
I’m Shawn here with you, asking you an important question. What can an outside advisor do that you can’t do on your own? Well you know, sometimes having that outside person can make all the difference, a lot of different pieces.
Number one, they might be able to say things that you can’t say. You are limited in what you can say as a business owner – everything goes on the record. If you come down hard on an employee, that employee is going to remember what you said to them. Also, you are so ingrained in the business that people don’t listen to you the same way. They think, “Oh, maybe they’re making a mistake of judgment. Maybe they don’t understand the situation.”
When you have somebody from the outside tell somebody that, they have additional credibility, plus expertise, plus they’re neutral. It is an unbiased position. Typically somebody from the outside is viewed as not having the same biases or internal things that somebody in the business has.
The second thing an outside advisor does is they have that ability to go into situations and analyze and see outside perspectives that you might not see. You’re in it every day, so even when you try to step back, you still have all your day-to-day memories, all the day-to-day things going on and you remember how things are going, but the advisor may have a completely different point of view, which means they may bring some fresh energy, fresh ideas, and fresh direction for you. So, a lot of benefits of bringing in an outside advisor. I know it costs money. I know it’s a little challenging for your organization, but really there are some doors that open up only when you bring in that outside advisor. Plus it’s a way to express things or say things in a way that can’t be said or expressed by yourself. So, really consider it to be critical to your business growth to get that additional advice and expertise of that outside perspective. So think about an outside advisor. It might make all the difference for your business.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.