Inc.com is a source for all sorts of useful entrepreneurial advice, and recently the online magazine had a piece on CEOs and delegating responsibility. One of the companies featured in the article was EMSI.
Business owners are much more hesitant to delegate strategic and creative assignments because they often have a strong vision for just how those projects should turn out. …
Andrew Crapuchettes has seen the value of delegating creative tasks firsthand. The CEO of Economic Modeling Specialists, a Moscow, Idaho-based company that collects employment data and provides economic analyses for colleges and universities, was approached by his marketing manager about rebranding the company, particularly its Web presence.
The manager and his team ended up doing a stellar job, boosting the company’s visibility, and Crapuchettes admits that, though he was nervous about ceding control of such a big strategic project at first, “if I had tried to micromanage it, or if I had tried to really ride the details of it, it would not have gone so well.” So what projects does Crapuchettes handle himself? He deals with big picture planning and the top echelons of new endeavors, such as forming high-level partnerships.