Fund Your Successes

When you have a team, an idea, or a method that is working for you – as in, producing desired results – why not throw some resources at them?

Years ago I had a small team that was generating fantastic results.  Some results were expected, but we were also producing unexpected (positive!) effects.  Do you know what my awesome manager did?  She gave me a vacant position without questions and let me hire someone.  And then another.

Suddenly my team had two “arms.”  We kept gaining.  We kept producing.  Based on what we delivered, she gave me funding without many restrictions.

Maybe you have someone on your team who is too timid to ask for an additional resource.  *waves, hi!  That was me!  Are they producing already?  Don’t hem them in with too many restrictions or strings – give them something and see what they do with it!