Tuesday Challenge: CREATE YOUR “A” TEAM
Ensure Everyone Brings Value to the Team
In the past I have challenged you to form a Business Support Team. If you have done so, then you are realizing the many, ongoing, benefits that this group brings.
If you haven’t formed your “A” Team, then here are the steps you need to take ASAP:
First, let me define what the purpose of an “A” team is: it is a tight group of people who work together towards a common goal. Instead of thinking only of yourself first, you focus your energy and attention on the other members and they do the same for you.
Begin with your vision as a base. To achieve a big vision, you will need the help and support of others.
Set high standards for your team. This is the most important step for long term success. They have to possess the character and qualities necessary to get the job done by bringing something of tremendous value to the relationship.
- Find out what is important to each of the other team members. What are their “big” goals? What really excites them
- Don’t wait for the other members of the group to give first; help others thus showing that you care.
- Be committed to the team. This should be considered a long term relationship.
- Remember that quality over quantity is important in the formation of your team.
- Deliver clear communications, check to make sure everyone is on the same page, and set realistic expectations.
- Make your “A” team better by being around you.
Start your group with as little as one other person and grow your group, over time, to a maximum of 12. The key is consistency in the meetings. I recommend every other week for approximately 2 hours. By having quality and dedicated members this meeting will become the central core of your business. All sharing is confidential and part of the commitment for being a part of the team.
Surround yourself with people committed to your success and theirs!
Tips & Advice by Nick Petra – CFP, Mentor, and Founder of StrategicDuck and BizQuack.
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