4 Tips for Harnessing the Tension That Comes When a Visionary Hires an Integrator

Tension between entrepreneurs (“visionaries”) and operations managers (“integrators”) doesn’t have to be a bad thing. While the entrepreneur can maintain focus on the company’s larger vision, the integrator can implement the steps to make that vision work. For example, the CEO of Acceleration Partners, Robert Glazer, is identified as a visionary who wanted to expand the company overseas, while the author’s role as an integrator encouraged the duo to consider the timing of entering foreign markets to be successful. This, visionary entrepreneurs should seek out integrators and develop trust-based relationships with them in order to effectively negotiate differing skill sets to make their business ventures successful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Communication is one of the most important parts of a successful integration and growth strategy.
  • Focusing on existing practices that have made the business a success is key to future planning.
  • Face time is an important part of working together with an integrator in your company.

“Simply put, the visionary’s job is to build next year’s business; the integrator’s job is to run this year’s business.”

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295371

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