Around the Leap 100 roundtable, most people would admit to being control freaks. However, as Charlie Mowat points out, there comes a time when your start-up is simply too big to micromanage and, as a founder, you need to hand over responsibility. For Mowat, this meant hiring heads of department, focusing on strategy rather than day-to-day affairs and letting other make mistakes. As he puts it himself: “I had to learn how to exert that control in a way that’s healthy for the business but satisfied my needs.”
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