There are two types of leaders usually in place at entrepreneurial businesses: the Visionary and the Integrator.

The Visionary

Typically, a Visionary is the ‘ideas’ person, the one who’s mind is running at 1,000 miles per hour. They’re great problem solvers and often have highly creative solutions to issues – but, can be quite emotional, and often this emotion gets in the way of logic.

A lot of visionaries get bored quite easily and want to work on the newest, shiniest, most innovative ideas.

The Integrator

The Integrator, on the other hand, is usually the super-organised one. They’re the one who comes armed with to-do lists and they’re incredibly good with time management – you’d probably trust them to book your own wedding because you know it would go 100% to plan.

A good integrator loves managing internal projects, they follow through on actions following every meeting, they’re great at prioritising and they make logical decisions, instead of emotional ones.

Business owners need to decide which of these seats they sit in. If you’re personally a visionary, and you’re operating without an integrator – you might find your business is chaotic and you’re constantly putting out fires. You’re probably not getting what you want out of your business.

The below video from EOS Worldwide explains the two seats in more detail.

Entrepreneurial Operating System EOS

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