The Dynamics of Delegation
Compiled by Jeff Earlywine
Each week I come to you with thoughts, most of which come from my own experiences. However, this post I take a detour and allow the insight of my friend Todd Duncan to challenge your thinking about what you do with your time. Todd’s thoughts and questions of delegation, though basic, are the following:
In a moment of honesty, you would have to admit that you are overqualified for most of the tasks you perform in both your personal and professional life. If you’re like most, you spend several working hours every month filing paperwork, standing at the copier, sending faxes, returning emails, and answering unproductive phone calls. Off the job, you probably spend just as many hours cleaning, washing, landscaping, and running errands that could be performed by just about anyone. And while some of the tasks you perform are ones that you enjoy, most of them are neither the most productive nor the most preferred tasks in your life. That’s why delegation is such a powerful instrument.
You Are Fired!
By Jeff Earlywine
I recently read a story about an NFL football coach that had a great player on his team that kept complaining about not getting the ball thrown to him. He just kept on and kept on. Finally the coaching staff had enough of it (and him), and let him go. They replaced him with a receiver that was not as talented but worked hard during every practice, focused on the goals of the team, and was excited when they won regardless if he even touched the ball. They found him to be an amazing team member.
What to look for in an amazing team member
What Do You Do Better Than Anyone Else?
By Jeff Earlywine
This is the all important question that business leaders have been asking themselves for hundreds of years. My hypothesis is: if they ever figured it out we would have a world full of extremely successful people – they would be everywhere. You see, all it takes is finding out what you are really good at, become the best at it, and then let the whole world know about it.
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