I am in the process of working with a team to build an Arizona Chapter of the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR). [Click here for its website.]
The response has been great, the talent pool is very deep, and the meetings are numerous. A lot of them are held via Zoom but there is nothing like a face-to-face meeting. Those opportunities are invaluable.
Each one has pre and post segments which may be longer than the actual meeting. There is, however, an unspoken question that is always asked early on: Should someone else be handling this?
Eventually, most of the meetings will be delegated. For now, however, setting up a structure is in my territory. As I tell my consulting clients, organizations are like a farm in a jungle. Neglect certain responsibilities and the jungle quickly grows back.
We are plowing and irrigating.
The harvest will come later.