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Easy Blueprint to the Best Operator for Your Business

design Jul 26, 2022

Often at the start of a business, the Visionary is the big-picture thinker AND the person managing the day-to-day. But as the business matures, the Visionary can start becoming more of an arsonist than an asset to the work at hand. 

This is why you need what we call an Operator. These people are amazing at getting things done, live in the details of the day-to-day, and keep the business moving forward.

Finding the right Operator "soulmate" is as much about the person as it is about what the business needs in the current season.

Here's a quick blueprint to finding the right Operator for the stage of business you're in right now.


Innovation Phase / Project Manager:

  • Coordinates
  • Executes 
  • Manages people


Control Phase / Organizational Developer:

  • Streamlines
  • Creates efficiencies to scale
  • Manages and leads people


Growth Phase / Business Planner:

  • Translates big-picture to today
  • Harnesses resources for growth 
  • Manages, leads, and reproduces leaders


Profit Phase / Strategic Advisor:

  • Thinking / dreaming partner
  • Maps the future
  • Leads leaders


Non-negotiables at any phase:

  • Shared values
  • Mutual trust
  • Aligned vision


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