About Karl Sakas

Karl Sakas (@KarlSakas) helps digital agency owners ‘Work Less’ and ‘Earn More’… while creating professional growth opportunities for agency employees. Drawing on his background in agency operations, Karl has personally advised hundreds of agencies on every inhabited continent. An international speaker, he is the author of three books—including ‘Work Less, Earn More'—and more than 400 articles on agency management. When he’s not helping clients, Karl volunteers as a bartender on an antique train.

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Welcome to The Businessology Show!

In this episode, we dive deep into the intricacies of leadership and operational challenges that agency owners face, especially as we approach an economically uncertain 2024. Our guest, Karl Sakas an expert in agency consulting shares invaluable insights on distinguishing between being a manager and a leader, and how this understanding can dramatically reshape your approach to business growth and personal work-life balance.

Jason and Karl discuss the strategic timing for hiring pivotal roles, the effectiveness of combining full-time employees with contractors, and the essential mindset shifts required for delegating effectively without abdicating responsibility. They'll touch on the balance between operational think-tanks and the psychological impact of leading a team, also delving into the necessity of long-term financial planning, which includes comprehensive exit strategies to secure both personal and business financial futures.

Whether you're an agency owner wrestling with scaling your business or an enthusiast fascinated by agency dynamics, this episode promises a wealth of knowledge and practical strategies to navigate the complexities of leadership and agency growth. Tune in to empower yourself with the tools to not just survive but thrive in challenging times.

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