CSOA Leadership Coach

networkNot every subcontractor will possess each of the characteristics of a successful contractor,but each person should bring strong, positive characteristics that will complement the team, strengthening the team as a whole.



Below is a list of common, successful characteristics:

  • Able to work on a variety of unrelated tasks
  • Ability to build and manage relationships
  • Ability to implement change
  • Assertive
  • Conscientious
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent computer skillsTeam2
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Good listener
  • Objective
  • Organized
  • Political savvy
  • Positive attitude
  • Professional
  • Reliable
  • Self-disciplined
  • Self-motivated
  • Sense of humor
  • Tactful
  • Team player
  • Teacher/educator
  • Visible and involved in professional organizations and activities


WorkingRelationship.SmThe epitome of a successful subcontracting relationship is one in which the owner and the subcontractor feel justly rewarded. The subcontractor works for a fixed fee, agreeing with the philosophies, materials, and language of the company.  While the owner will maintain working relationships with the clients, the subcontractor works behind the scenes ensuring the business of the organization is flowing smoothly, producing timely, organized work-products.

It is imperative that both parties, the owner and the subcontractor, work in tandem to ensure the success of the organization. The subcontractor must be committed to the owner, the company's goals, mission and philosophy.

The owner must likewise be committed to the subcontractor. It's often been said, "The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang." A true leader leads by example. Below is a list of ways the owner can ensure the relationship with the subcontractor is a positive, meaningful relationship for both parties:

  •  Verbalize appreciation
  •  Acknowledge their value as a team playerTeam3
  • Provide precise instructions for each project
  • Monitor the work product while in progress, keeping the sub on track with your goals*
  • Provide constructive feedback
  • Make payroll a priority versus an after-thought**

*This is especially beneficial in NEW relationships while you and the subcontractor are learning the optimal ways to work together to achieve the goals of the company.

**This conveys that you acknowledge their value and contributions to your organization, as well as lets them know that their well-being is important to you.


March1HeadShot.12.31.12Lori Greenhill RN BSN, the CEO of Concierge Services/Nurses of Augusta, is a legal nurse consultant assisting attorneys who handle medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She serves as the President for the Greater Augusta Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) and is also the VP of the BNI-RPH Chapter. Lori firmly believes in "Givers Gain" by utilizing her experience to help nurses, healthcare, and businesses professionals to grow their businesses.


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