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5 Simple Steps to Working with People (and Vendors) – Part 2

Part 2 - Bringing out the Best in People

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been fortunate in my professional and philanthropic career to work with a variety team sizes, personalities, and vendors. So, whether you work with your own team, a vendor team or even a group of volunteers, I have learned there are five simple steps you can follow when working with people and vendors.

As a refresher, the first three steps include 1.) Tell them what their job is 2.) Tell them what their job is not and 3.) Give them tools to do their job. Here are the remaining two steps.

Its hard work, but it doesn’t need to be so difficult

It is a simple truth that anything worth doing is hard work. Though I’ve tried repeatedly, I haven’t discovered any shortcuts. If fact, I've often found that when I try to skimp, it ends up costing me in time or quality. So I don’t. Because for me, time is a very, very important commodity.

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