Building a team isn’t a linear journey, nor is it as easy as a + b = c. There are certain things you need to do to make sure you’ve got the right team to help you with your business.

  1. Slow down and prioritize accuracy.

A common mistake that business owners make is hiring too quickly so they end up crafting the role around the person. Hire right rather than hire fast. Momentum and speed will come when you have the right people on your team. 

  1. Define the roles and those KPIs for your team

Write down all of the responsibilities you need in your team. Then identify the key performance indicators that define success for each of those roles. By creating a role, you create accountability for what you expect in your business. 

  1. The EA is the umbrella serving all other roles.

You are not at the top of your org chart, your executive assistant is. The EA is an umbrella that covers all the other roles of your organization. Your EA serves as an extension of you. They collaborate and serve the team on your behalf. They make the flow between you and your team happen with ease. 

  1. Identify your non-negotiables.

Identify those non-negotiables whether it’s pay rate, character assessments, location, skill sets, values, whatever it is. This will speed up the hiring process to weed out people who are not fit.

  1. Be honest about how you are.

The more honest you are about who you are, the more you will know how to attract what you need. 

  1. Encourage personal growth.

Business pivots are normal. When hiring someone new or for the first time, look at their potential growth path. What other skills or interests do they have that can be utilized to keep them engaged and challenged as you grow the business?

  1. Think three steps ahead.

Your vision as a leader is your greatest asset for building the perfect team. But you’ve got to keep thinking two or three moves ahead with the people you attract and hire so you can anticipate change. That way, you feel more prepared to handle it. 

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