We have a fairly big job to do this year and the only way we are going to achieve these goals are by working together as a team and knowing each others strengths and weaknesses. I have been engaging in our team and bringing them to meetings that normally I would not have and I have been pleasantly surprised by their contributions.
Take Nirmal, one of our web development and search engine optimization specialists. He has been working with Marketing Eye for a couple of years and is always so polite and hardworking. The nature of his role is very much him working with a computer and not integrating too much with everyone else unless its to talk about SEO or website functionality. We have a finely tuned engine when it comes to website development and every single person who has a role does it to perfection.
I invited him into two meetings this week and both times he was a superstar. I am talking … major superstar. He spoke well, communicated what the solution was in an easy to understand manner and gave the client and myself confidence that he and his team can do some fairly substantial improvements to their website and help build their business.
Then there is Melissa. Its confusing having two Melissa's around of course and falling short of changing her name, we haven't a resolution other than Mellissah 1 and Melissa 2. Melissa is a newer staff member and she has undergone some fairly unusual induction situations and to be fair to her, had a situation that wasn't ideal in terms of a person that was on the team, that was best suited elsewhere.
Well, I came back and cleaned up the problem and immediately Melissa just got on with doing the job, being proactive and providing top-notch marketing consulting to our clients. She just needed a leader who believed in her and was there when she wanted to bounce ideas off. I have to say, she has been an incredible find and I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know her better.
So the theme of today is surprise in a very good way. I like these types of surprises, how about you?