Sometimes the reason why you are not making the desired progress or seeing great results is because of who you have chosen as your assistant.
I have been hosting conferences and summits for many years and I have seen great speakers miss opportunities because of their assistants.
I am talking about the people chosen to check the speaking requests, messages or if in business, assist with projects.
It’s time for you to check the help before everything you have worked hard for goes down the drain.
Some questions to help you assess the help and make the right decision
- Who is on your team?
- What is the team morale?
- Is your assistant or “help” a people person?
Be sure to check that your assistant is a people person; loves to communicate and interact and not someone who is prone to bouts of frustrated outbursts, always grumbling, never happy, etc.
You put your business, project or ministry at a great risk when you place someone at the front door who hates to be there or someone who believes that he or she should be there, yet not gifted to be there.
If you are a leader, before you choose your help, ask yourself: “Apart from the qualification, does his or her gift or personality match the role?”
Do you know that someone can be highly qualified but with a very bad attitude which in turn puts a drain on the team? Do you know that when you choose an assistant, you place your reputation in his or her hands?
Again, check the help before you wreck the rest. Check the help so you don’t lose your reputation. Check the help so that your business does not suffer loss.
Make the vision clear and reshuffle team members when necessary. It costs more to do nothing.
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Another great one, PB.
I’d go as far as saying great care is taken when appointing any level of “leader” in the organisation. A bad choice will always have an impact, no matter how insignificant it seems at first.
Hope you do a full Leadership series soon, PB 😊!
Belinda Enoma says
You are right Hannah. Thank you. “A bad choice will always have an impact.” That is so true. It trickles down. I will keep you posted about the ‘leadership series.’ 🙂