The only reason you should hire a leader to work for you is to take work off your plate.
Hiring a leader to manage parts of the business allows you to focus on bigger work that only the CEO can do, like strategy. However, when you work around a junior leader, you not only get yourself into a lower-level management job again, you also undermine the leadership of your subordinate.
The chain of command is one of the most difficult leadership concepts for small business owners or executives to implement. Here is a simple illustration of how it works:
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