Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Doing What It Takes To Build A Great Team ~ Part 3 of 4


– IMPACT coaching academy
Adonai Business Solutions
– choice Magazine
Doing it What it Takes to Build A Great Team

Part 3 of 4: Hiring, Sharing Access, Setting Agreements

In the previous editions of this series, we asked you to choose what work you will let someone else handle.

You gave thought to what is important to you and what kind of company and people you want to work with. You started a procedure on the work. Great job!

You are committed…and ready…right!?

Now if you’re like me, the Board of Directors team of Gremlins has been at play during this process. Aka the nay-sayers, doubters, and day-to-day work, family, etc. all who try to slow you down or outright stop you. Not to worry. You are truly committed to letting go, so this will all work out.

Note: Remember you are always in charge.

You are getting help not running away from work.

Time to Hire

Hiring a team need not be the troublesome event you might have thought. Mainly because:

  • you are committed to working ON your business
  • you want to have someone else do the IN the business work
  • you know the values and those of your company
  • you know the main questions that support your values

If it helps, create a checklist of the questions you have and then during the interviews fill it out. Once you are done speaking with at least 3 companies you can stop and review the results and make the decision.

When I hired the company that now does my work, Kristi Pavlik and her team at Adonai Business Solutions, I had known them for years and seen the work that they had done for other organizations and business people.

While you are going through the process of interviewing and hiring, watch your intuition as well. I’ve heard there are more neurons in the tummy than in the brain and they are great informers.

Sharing Access

Time for some practical stuff. Time to grant access to your systems so your new team member(s) can be the solution you were looking for.

These days there are so many Internet-based systems that make our lives easier. Google docs or Google Drive, and cloud-based systems like Infusionsoft and ONTRAport.

The person I hired manages my client care emails and calls. Access was needed to an activity log (we set goals and track progress), ONTRAport and Google docs for Word and Excel.

With these system accesses you can maintain ownership and allow your support person access in real/same time while still being able to access yourself for other work or review purposes.

Setting Agreements

The final learning for today is agreements.

Much like a coaching agreement, this document and a conversation are the basis of the work. It includes questions like;

  • What is the scope of work?
  • How do we communicate and how often?
  • What will the measurement of success be?

If you feel you are ready, set up some time for the agreement conversation and then set up the first training session.

Of course, you can always bring your progress and challenges to your next coaching session. If you do NOT have a business coach, feel free to take advantage of a FREE session with me to talk about this and get my support
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Watch for your next edition when we talk about training, review, and Kaizen!

And remember, you always have the power of choice!

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About the Author:

Garry is a seasoned businessman bringing over 26 years of experience to his coaching. His “walk the talk” credentials draw from experience as the visionary behind several multimillion-dollar corporations.

Applying an approach of “Ruthless Compassion” when helping his business owner clients. 
Challenging clients with rigorous goals, innate sensitivity, good humor, and non-judgment.

He earned his coach credentials at Coaches Training Institute, Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) certificate from inviteCHANGE, and PCC from International Coach Federation (ICF).

The owner and publisher of choice, the magazine of professional coaching, ( Past President of Toronto ICF Chapter, Vice President ICF Global Board, several, community-based boards and currently serves on the Fundraising Committee of The Coach Initiative.

He lives with his husband Patrick in Toronto, Canada
(800) 553-3241 x 801
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The Expert Series is brought to you by choice Magazine as part of our ongoing efforts to bring opportunities for learning and growth to the coaching community. Delivered in four parts every two weeks, each series covers useful topics for business development and coaching insights, serving the needs of leaders in all areas and walks of life. Archived copies of the previous series can be found here.