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These notes were first published on this website in August 2017 and last updated in July 2023

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Categories: Leadership , Management


These notes give advice to a leader who works with a No. 2, such as a Minister with an Associate or a Youth Leader with a deputy. There are ten suggested principles which have been worded for the No. 1.

  1. Ensure they share your vision
  2. Give them an overall role that is both clear and challenging
  3. Put them in charge of defined areas
  4. Line manage them well
  5. Meet regularly
  6. Affirm them in public
  7. Put them in charge when you are away
  8. Work on a few projects together
  9. Appoint an enabler
  10. Champion their growth

The  same ten points are then applied, with some amendments, to working with a PA or EA. The position here is a little different from a No. 2 but these points can still apply.


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Author's notes

These notes were updated in July 2023 with minor changes to the text and layout.