Feb 19 – Create Your Dream Team

How do you nurture and support those closest to you so they become your "dream team?"

How do you nurture and support those closest to you so they become your "dream team?"

Cheetah Certified Project Manager (CCPM) Tip of the Day

February 19 – Who is on your “dream team” to help you achieve your most important goals? What do you have to do to attract and support that dream team so they support you?


Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP

There are two business adages I’ve learned in my 27 years of running a business that have stood the test of time. The first one is that it is the business model more than the product that creates your ultimate success or failure. The second one is that who is on your team and what they are doing can make success easy or impossible. You have to get and keep the right people on the bus, doing the right things, and get the wrong activities off the bus, FAST.

Even if you don’t run a business, you still have life goals you pursue. How you pursue those life goals and who you have in your corner and what you are doing together makes a huge difference on your ultimate success or failure. This can extend to the community in which you live. For example, areas that have a thriving public library system have a higher level of entrepreneurial support, as they have more start-up resources entrepreneurs can access at no cost. Additionally, lower barriers to entry for going into or staying in business from the perspective of government regulations and taxation significantly helps small businesses succeed or fail.

Take stock of the people who are closest to you – how are you supporting them so they can support you in the pursuit of your big goals in life? What type of “tax” does this mutual support cost? What would be happening differently from how it is right now that would better help you pursue your big goals? The more clearly you can define this, the more likely it is you will be able to create your dream team and align your actions in the right direction.

As a Cheetah Certified Project Manager, what I’ve learned is that my “dream” team happens with whomever is closest to me when I know how to best use their innate strengths. In the Age of the Internet, when the “ideal” team member is just a key stroke away through a variety of job placement services, how do you best use the talents of those already closest to you? It’s not like you can just “plug and play” with people as if they are interchangeable parts. Creating a dream team takes a concentrated effort to get to really know the strengths and talents of the people who already surround you. It’s an exciting daily discovery.

How can you best align your innate strengths with those of the people already in your life to go after your big goals? To learn how to create your dream team, become a Cheetah Certified Project Manager (CCPM) – www cheetahcertifiedpm.com

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