Deep Leadership Episode 177: The Rainmaker’s Dilemma with Bradley Hamner

In this episode of the Deep Leadership Podcast, I speak with business growth coach Bradley Hamner about the “Rainmaker’s Dilemma.” Hamner explains that the Rainmaker’s Dilemma refers to the situation in which business owners become so consumed with the day-to-day operations of their company that they are unable to focus on building a business that is valuable for both themselves and future investors

Throughout the episode, Hamner provides insight into how business owners can recognize when they have fallen into the Rainmaker’s Dilemma and offers strategies for shifting into “architect mode” on their business. He also emphasizes the importance of leaders taking the time to lead themselves first and delegate tasks effectively in order to achieve success.

In addition to discussing the Rainmaker’s Dilemma, Hamner also introduces listeners to the Club Capital Leadership Podcast and provides information about other resources that may be useful for those looking to improve their leadership skills.

Show Notes:

Bradley Hamner’s entrepreneurial journey
Explanation of the Rainmaker’s Dilemma
How to know when you’ve fallen into the Rainmaker’s Dilemma
Strategies for shifting from a rainmaker to architect mode on business
The role of leaders in this shift
Emphasis on leading yourself first
The importance of being a leader on the stage
How leaders can lead themselves well
Tips for delegating tasks effectively
The benefits of having an Executive Assistant

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