Consider our teams work last year with a major mining client. This company faced a difficult tax situation with regards to an operation in PNG and we were called upon to solve the problem to avoid trouble with the regulators.
Our star accountants set about this task, but the job of coordinating the effort was mine. I needed to organize the paperwork, to track the progress of the different team members and to ensure proper filing of the necessary documents with regulators. Under my direction and leadership, our partners were able to bring the problem to a smooth resolution, saving the client tens of thousands of dollars in the process.
I like to feel that my coordinating efforts and expert information management helped to make this success possible. I had a specific role on the team and I fulfilled it to the highest level.
This allowed the other team members to fulfill their roles equally well. As a team, we were successful. I feel that if the team is successful, that the team members have done their job. For me, success is not just about doing my job well but ensuring that the other team members do their jobs well also. Through this process, I realized that I am not just an excellent organization, but a motivator as well. The operation was not without its difficulties and I am proud to say that I played a major role in overcoming the worst difficulties, through finding different ways to drive performance from some of the team members. I realized that I could make my team better as a result of this experience, and I hope to put this into practice at your organization as.