At Superpowers, we work with dozens of entrepreneurs and assistants daily, guiding them along the path of becoming a seamless unit. We work to discover how they operate and communicate with each other. When it comes to working well together, communication is the key. Here are the top five tips we give to strengthen entrepreneur and assistant communication.
Determine and Set Clear Expectations
The first and most crucial step is to understand the entrepreneur’s expectations. The goal of an assistant is to help their entrepreneur experience new levels of freedom and growth. Thus, it is important to clearly understand their ideal future.
Here are some common expectations that are vital to discuss with an assistant:
- Important dates and times
- Project timelines
- Daily tasks
- VIP clients
- Specific duties/tasks that are crucial to the business
Be Aware and Understand Your Entrepreneur’s Vision
Learning what drives and cultivates the company’s growth can help an assistant better understand an entrepreneur’s mindset. Entrepreneurs often struggle with delegating tasks. They fear others lack the skills to do the job as well as they can. Understanding an entrepreneur’s vision, how they think, and their desired outcome is important because it gives them confidence that a task will be handled well.
An assistant who is highly aware of their entrepreneur’s vision and passion can excel with assisting in:
- Fine-tuning each project with their entrepreneur’s vision in mind
- Setting realistic goals for the future and steps on how to reach that goal
- Ensuring the entrepreneur’s thought process and passion is correctly portrayed across all platforms in the business
At Superpowers, many assistants state that a pre-scheduled daily meeting with their entrepreneur builds clear and open lines of communication. Starting the day with a quick, efficient chat ensures both parties are on the same page and ready for the day. This habit can help foster trust, as well as:
- Allowing both to clearly see what the day entails
- Updating one another on any unexpected events or updates
- Establishing a safe place and time to communicate with each other
- Providing an update on daily progress
Use Simple, Straightforward Language
Because both entrepreneurs and assistants lead busy lives, concise and helpful conversations are important. Simple language creates clarity and helps boost productivity. Simple language is clear and honest; it helps to remove any miscommunications.
Stay Focused and Determined
Although this tip seems like a no-brainer, it’s critical to stay sharp. When team members are conversing, both parties must actively listen. It is important to remove distractions and avoid being on “autopilot.” Thus, focusing and tuning into conversations is essential for preventing miscommunication.
How Superpowers Can Help
At Superpowers, our goal is to help successful entrepreneurs find new levels of freedom and growth. Our Superpowers Assistants start with the training, skills, and coaching necessary to immediately begin making a difference in entrepreneurs’ lives. Book a Discovery Call today to learn more about the Superpowers process.