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VisionSpark was proud to host another Who Not How event, this time a fireside chat style webinar featuring Alec Broadfoot and co-hosts Emily Morgan of Delegate Solutions and Shannon Walker of Strategic Coach.
“Continuing the Conversation” was held on January 27 on Zoom and was a follow-up to the first webinar, “Who Not How in Real Life” on October 29.
In a question-answer panel-like forum, VisionSpark’s Kate Norton fielded questions to the experts to dive deeper into how Who Not How works in a company.
If you missed the event, here is a recap of the business transformation strategies that were discussed:
Why Who Not How?
Delegation is at the heart of Who Not How. It’s about letting go of the execution of your great ideas, to focus on finding the person who can get it done—giving you more time to do the things you love and are best at doing.
Delegation is also an energy management system that, when applied to business, can be transformational. Several examples were shared of companies who found their Who and scaled their business by at least five times.
Alec shared a favorite quote, “If you don’t have an assistant, you are an assistant.” The back office is the backbone of your business, and there are people who love to do the work and are good at it.
What should you delegate?
The biggest challenge for business owners is determining what to delegate. Here’s how to identify those tasks:
- Always start by thinking about your goals. An executor can identify the individual tasks that make up those goals. Those are the first tasks to delegate.
- Always look for repeatables. Any task that you do on a schedule or cadence is something that can be delegated.
- Always identify the low hanging fruit. Look for the tasks you aren’t an expert at and/or that you don’t enjoy doing. What you dread is someone else’s dream job.
How do you find your Who?
It’s important to start by interviewing for your core values, and asking the candidates for specific examples and actions that align with your business values. When you understand their personal value system, you will have a better idea if they match up with yours.
You should also use an assessment tool that measures the candidates’ behaviors, mental acuity and willingness/passion for the job. The Achiever is VisionSpark’s assessment of choice because it measures intelligence and drive.
The Position Profile is one of the best ways to attract qualified candidates to your open position. The more specific and clear you are in your Position Profile, the better match you will find. Look to your network, both personal and professional, as well as your team to help you find your candidates. It’s also a good idea to touch base with your team every month to learn more about their strengths and interests.
Think you don’t have time to find your Who? You can’t afford not to. Not making time to find your Who is stunting the growth of your business. Once you experience the benefit of your Who, you will realize other tasks that can be taken off your plate. After you find your Who, you will wonder what you ever did without them.
If you have any questions about Who Not How, delegation or finding your Who, VisionSpark can help. We assist companies running on EOS® with making successful hiring decisions that align with their core values. Our skills, experience, specialized tools, and business transformation strategies can help you Hire with Confidence™! Contact us or schedule your strategy session today!