Lessons Learned From Leaders
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
A dynamic group of young men and women have invited me to discuss my profession and the lessons I’ve learned from working with leaders.
As expected, summarizing my role as a fundraiser and event planner required some time as I am addressing a group of young adults. However describing what I’ve learned from business and organization leaders took a little longer than I expected. With so much to share, I wanted to provide information that would be useful, cause them to think and enhance their lives.
Here is my short list:
- Leaders value partnerships. While a large part of my job is to identify needs, assess risks and organize talent, I am signing onto the organization’s mission. I am wedded to its success.
- Leaders value time. I always plan to be on time and make the most of every minute we have together.
- Leaders value preparation. I always prepare an agenda for it shows I am paying attention to the organization’s needs.
- Leaders value professionalism. My skills, attitude and enthusiasm are always on display.
- Leaders need time to adjust to new partnerships. When working with a new client, I always allow extra time to build rapport.
- Leaders value flexibility. During meetings, I understand that the agenda serves as a guide, fundraising objectives may change and each team member learns at a different rate. As such, I must be prepared to make reasonable shifts when needed.
- Leaders value the bottom line. I am transparent about all costs, why additional resources might be needed and how the investment will add to the success of the project.
Thank you for spending a few moments out of your day with me. If I can be of assistance, please contact me at Monique@Eventstrategies4success.com.
With kind regards,