In the last several weeks I have been involved with "convincing" people to take on volunteer positions.
This week I had a conversation with someone else who is in the same mode. She is frustrated. I am not.
We talked about it.
She was making no headway. Everyone is saying no.
And that's where we differ.
I don't ask.
I recruit the perfect person for the position. I also let the individual know what qualities and talents they have that will allow her to do a superb job. Additionally, each position has the potential for career development and I go over that with her. At the completion of my conversation it is very likely that the person accepts. Happily.
My friend and I are trying to accomplish the same thing, but going about it in two different ways.
She asks -- I recruit.
I don't know about you, but I like to be successful and I also like to help others grow and develop. It's a win for everyone involved.
If you could recruit a famous person for a position in an organization with which you are involved, who would it be and what attributes would you tell them they have that would make them successful?