As an Exec’ PA and Business Manager with 35 years experience my unique ability, although not solely common to me, is that I know how to manage a business. This is my profession, my skill, my area of expertise and how I earn a living.
I’m the equivalent of a Stage Manager
I’m the equivalent of a Restaurant Manager
I’m the equivalent of a Clinic Manager
All of the above have the ability to run a business profitably and efficiently, to keep clients happy, to entice new clients through the front door and to make sure that robust systems are in place at all times.
I consider that some of my abilities are
- the ability to develop, nurture and sustain business relationships
- the ability to use extensive experience, ingenuity and initiative to drive tasks and teams through project development and completion
- the ability to manage multiple business management tasks towards critical deadlines
- the ability to provide the highest standards of customer care for our client’s clients and our own clients
My Unique Abilities are not hairdressing, vehicle maintenance, tree surgery, dental implants, psychiatry, piloting an airplane, teaching or nuclear medicine.
Once we focus on keeping to and working within our Unique Abilities we end up enjoying and perhaps even loving our day to day work.
Please take our Unique Ability document and complete the exercise. Decide what you must begin to eliminate (stop doing), automate (set up systems for) or delegate (ask someone else to do).
Also, once completed, perhaps pass the document on to someone you know who may be an excellent tree surgeon, psychiatrist or consultant but who is also drowning in business administration tasks.EPA-The-Unique-Ability-Exercise.pdf (68 downloads)
Thanks go here to Chris Barrow who has given permission to use and rebrand the Unique Ability document he provides to his client base and tribe.