Integrators: The Force Behind the Visionary

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Entrepreneurs are constantly thinking about the next big move for their businesses. Eventually, there comes a time for every successful entrepreneur to scale their business, and in order for this to become a reality, it’s critical to construct the right team.

The key is building a team that is complementary and cohesive, which is exactly where the visionary – integrator relationship comes into play.

Every visionary needs an integrator in order to grow.  For many visionaries, partnering with the right fit visionary is the secret-sauce for their success.  Many Online Business Managers (OBMs) are in fact, integrators by the sheer nature of what they do.

Online business managers are arguably the most important team member a visionary has because they often fill the role of the integrator.  

A visionary has goals for their business and knows exactly where they want to end up.  In order for this to happen without compromising the day-to-day operations and current state of the business, many visionaries partner with an integrator.  The beauty of the integrator/visionary relationship is that the integrator is focused on helping the visionary realize those goals, while also keeping an eye on the operational components.  When the relationship exists as it should, it’s a fantastic and very powerful combination.  Integrators get the visionary to that end goal; they make things happen. An integrator creates balance in a visionary’s world.

INTEGRATORS enable the VISIONARY to take care of the things that only he or she can.

In order for visionaries to scale their business, they need space to continue to develop their thoughts and plans for the next stage of growth.  In order for this to happen, they also need to ensure that the business keeps running and stays profitable, which is where the Integrator takes over.  The Integrator handles the logistics and the execution so that the visionary can spend their energy on the bigger picture items.

Integrators take care of the day-to-day operations of a business. Essentially, the integrator is the team’s lifeline. The person who the rest of the team can rely on and communicate with. The integrator ensures that decisions are being made properly, schedules are being maintained, and the general flow of operations is running smoothly.  They manage deadlines, handle team dynamics, keep an eye on the bottom-line and make sure things continue to move forward in the best interest of the business.

Visionaries cannot sustainably grow their business alone. Effectively scaling a business requires a team, and more importantly, the right team.

Without an integrator chaos happens quickly. Integrators help create balance for the business. In the long run, integrators provide visionaries with the time to keep that vision in motion.

Every visionary needs an integrator.

The duo is critical to a business’s success.  Visionaries are always thinking “bigger.” Sometimes, the integrator helps keep the visionaries feet on the ground. As entrepreneurs, we need someone to keep us from making rash decisions that may not be in the best interest of the business or maybe just not at the right time. Think of the integrator as the level-headed teammate.

Integrators are the force behind the visionaries.

They keep the ball rolling, the business sailing smoothly. Integrators are the point of contact or “the middleman” between team members and the business owner. They make sure that all is well in the operational sector of the business.  They push the visionary when needed and think hard before taking action. Their focus is always centered around what is in the best interest of the business.

Integrators are an entrepreneur’s key to ongoing success. Together, visionaries and integrators are a powerful force to be reckoned with in the world of online business.


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