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How to Delegate to Elevate Your Success as a Leader

The Business Mechanic Podcast with Vaughn Sigmon

Release Date: 11/14/2022

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Well, if you ARE one of the many managers or executives who feel overwhelmed at times and go home at the end of the day feeling like you did not get anything done.

Do you feel like your phone rings all day?

Are you often frustrated because it seems like the only person who can get things done?

Or does it feel like your career is stalled?

This podcast is for you.

Well, my friends, you are not alone. Whether you said yes to one or all of these questions. During this show, I will share all I know about creating healthy and productive delegation skills during this show! These are likely the cure to your situation. One of the most common ways of overcoming this burden is to learn how to delegate your work to others.

Good delegators can build solid and successful teams that are more than capable of meeting the demands of a heavy workload. This is why Delegation is such an important skill to learn! You see, there is always a win-win with Delegation.

There are many possible reasons why people might be afraid of handing over tasks or responsibilities:

You Are Worried About Dumping Their Work on Others Who Are Already Busy.

You May Feel Threatened.

Maybe You Don't Want to Lose Control.

Your support, guidance, and patience will quickly overcome these hurdles. Nothing good comes quickly. Don’t give in to your urgency; give it a little time. Understand that different people learn at different paces, and most will not learn the same way and at the same pace as you.

Don’t Lose Patience and Think It Would Be Quicker to Do It Yourself

Everyone takes time to learn something new. The more support they are given at the outset, the more quickly they will be able to do the work themselves. You may convince yourself It Seems Like a Lot More Work Than It's Worth.

The most significant barrier for owners, executives, and managers to start delegating the workload is thinking about it. Oh my God. It's an additional task.

You must get Beyond "Putting Out Fires.

Most organization leaders are so busy putting out the day-to-day fires that they remain stuck in the rut of doing things the way they have always been done—for better or worse. They rarely find the needed time to discover new solutions and opportunities that will allow them to rise to the next level of success. By approaching their position that way, They rarely achieve their full potential professionally.

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The good news is that you can overcome the typical delegation obstacles that keep you from achieving Results-Driven outcomes. However, this requires commitment and effort. Let's look at each of the most common tools and best practices for Effective Delegation.

When to Delegate?

Does the task provide an opportunity to grow and develop another person's skills?

Do I like doing this task?

Is this a task that I should delegate?

Be careful not to micromanage. However, this doesn't mean that you must surrender control altogether.