Here’s the thing – yes I have a toolbox and some tools – yes there are things I am able to do around the house, the car and even more. However one thing I’ve learned the hard way, more than once or twice, is when to stop and get a professional.
This is where I found myself recently.
Through a contact in my local area I was able to get the name of a plumber. A few weeks go by and magically the time and date arrive for the appointment and the plumber shows up. The plumber said you need an electrician as there doesn’t seem like there is power to the pump.
Back to my contact for an electrician who is available in the next few days. The electrician looks over everything carefully and says that we need to get the water out of the pump and the lines before he is able to really figure out what is going on electrically.
Tennis anyone? I’ll be the tennis ball for your game.
In speaking with my contact he shared with me a few similar stories he has had to deal with at his home and a rental property he owns.
The solution he said – unless you want to spend all of your time and effort managing the moving parts is to speak with a GC, a general contractor. Now I thought a GC was for larger construction contracts.
Yes they are, however, many will take on property management work for regular income for their skilled professionals. This way the GC manages the process and the moving parts of the people needed to make the repairs.
In many ways this is how I work with companies.
We might start with a Leadership Tool for the Senior Leadership Team of the organization.
Through this 90 minute to two hour competitive process we uncover a lot! It always interests me to time how long it takes for the CEO to have the look – the look that says to me WOW! – I had no idea this was going on.
From there potentially I am conducting group training, individual executive coaching and potentially facilitating meetings and retreats.
Throughout this relationship there is an abundance of information relayed to me through conversations and questions and answers in these various activities.
There is a need to bring in a trained person with a variety of experience in order to bring together a wide variety of moving parts each with their own agenda. Through this process communication, leadership and the very culture of the organization are able to become more effective.
Now I am able provide advice for consideration in the formulation of strategy.
Strategy toward the next event potentially growth of the company, acquisitions, improved process – in summary adding more value to the organization.
When people ask me what do I do?
This is what I do – I add value to people and the organizations they work for.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here.