Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pull the talents of your team

I oversee a team of about 16 women with varying talents.  However, as a person used to working alone, I tend to always rely on myself.  That is not a good leadership quality but I'm trying to adjust and use them.

Recently, I needed some creative flourishes on a document.  I went into graphic arts web sites to pull it together.

Then, it occurred to me!  I have a team!

I put the word out and two of the most talented set to the task.  The end result was one of the most graphically dynamic presentations I've ever seen.

Pulling from the talents of your team yield eye-poping results and provides a leadership lesson:  the importance of delegating.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It pays off in the long run

I hosted a great dinner party on my lawn on Sunday.  It was table for 25 and everyone -- but two invitees - showed up.  The conversation was awesome, the networking was fabulous and the overall event benefited me. The backdrop of the creek set against trees in my yard was perfect. There were toasts, testimonials about me and general good feeling.  The investment in food, decor, rented chairs/tables, work on the house, renting a driver to pick up the equipment -- was well worth it.  It was great to see everyone having a good time.  And, the kudos are coming in fast and furiously.  I don't know if it will reap any dividends, but it will pay off in the long run.