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Decisions, Informal Consulting

Lose Dead Weight


A great project attracts great people. Be advised that everyone who volunteers to be a part is not necessarily fit for whatever job they would like to do within your organization. When partnering with people you must test their dedication level with small things first.

Ask yourself: How do they respond under pressure?
Does he or she deliver on time?
Does he or she respect your time by submitting high quality work?
Most importantly, why does he or she want a part in what you’re doing?

The answers to these questions will objectively tell you if you have solid team members or dead weight. The people you share your project with will inevitably shape what the project will become. Taking extra time to do multiple jobs correctly is better than having to backtrack and undo damage done. Do yourself a favor upfront and lose dead weight. Make room for the real potential talent your project deserves.


About Keila Harris

An MBA graduate with an unparalleled ability to keep a team focused on the goal with clear deliverables to produce for specific results. I am a self-starter. I began a nonprofit organization in 2012 called the DBMH Project, Inc. and then authored a book as well. I love the intersection of business and technology and solving problems alongside colleagues dedicated to their work. I like to focus on growth strategies through SMART goals and accountability. I believe power is in the execution of constant learning and open, humble self-improvement. Therefore I read incessantly and expand my network at every opportunity. #PayItForward #SuccessIsTheJourney



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