I am set to become the President of an organisation which moves millions of pounds of business annually.
Beneath me, my support team will ensure I chair meetings without obstruction. The rest of my team will carry out their roles and I hope and anticipate the success of the organisation will continue.
I have promised my team that I will do all I can to keep my feet on the ground but there is a strong possibility that the power will turn me into a power-crazed, dictatorial megalomaniac who ignores the wishes of my minions in favour of profit, profit and profit.
I know what you’re thinking – that’s a bit of a leap isn’t it?
Yep, you’re telling me it is!
I’m joking, of course. The organisation I’m about to take charge of isn’t some huge conglomerate, it’s BNI, Business Networking International.
I can’t quite believe it’s less than a year since I joined our local BNI, because really it feels like I’ve been there forever. I have to say I love our weekly meetings, it’s such a friendly group and it has massively, massively helped our business to grow. It has paid for itself over several times over.
Now, I’m about to step into the leadership role. I’ve been asked to take over as President when the current team switch over. The very thought of it makes me giggle, I really don’t feel like a proper business person but I guess once that script is in my hand I could turn into a British female version of Donald Trump, and what a thought that would be!
I’ve got a few ideas for things I’d like to bring in, but until I get started I really don’t know what sort of freedom I will have to make any changes.
And I have some other questions, things that only time will be able to answer. Will it change me? (Aside from the Trumpness). Will it grow my business skills? Will it bring business knowledge, awareness, success? How about notoriety?
The term is initially six months but I suspect this may be a role for the next year. I’m excited to think about what I will be writing in August/September 2019. Bring it on!