How to delegate, and why I want your questions

Effective delegation: if you know how to delegate, you can achieve anythingKnowing how to delegate is the secret of every successful leader. If you know how to hand over work to the right person in the right way, the whole world opens up to you.

Throughout this month I’m going to be writing and talking about how to delegate. Partly because I’m super excited that my workshop Delegation Mastery  is finally going live in London on 7 November (more information here), and partly because it’s the core to every successful business.

Why knowing how to delegate is the biggest secret of success

The most successful leaders don’t attempt to do everything themselves, master everything themselves, or control everything themselves. Instead, they work out what needs to be done, and find the right person to do it. Effective delegation is how Richard Branson created his empire, stretching from toiletries to airlines. It’s how every top team coach works, from sales management to football.

And why we find delegation so hard…

Delegation doesn’t come naturally to us as humans. It triggers lots of deep-seated fears: losing control, losing status, or damaging a relationship.

Even when we do manage to hand over work, we’re not necessarily good at distinguishing between real trust – based on knowledge and certainty – and blind faith, which is nothing more than a surface check and optimism.

No-one is born a natural delegator

Effective delegators weren’t made that way. Instead, it’s a skill they’ve learnt, and practiced, over and over, making lots of mistakes, and getting better at it every time. So if you think yourself as ‘naturally’ bad at it, it simply means you haven’t spend enough time learning how to do it really well.

What do YOU want to know?

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing my thoughts and experience and what other experts have to say. Perhaps most importantly, I’ll be answering your questions.

So I’d love to know your challenges and thoughts. Do you struggle with knowing how to delegate? What are your greatest delegation challenges? What do you know now that you wish you’d known a long time ago? Where does delegation go wrong for you?

Do you struggle with finding the right people? Do you find it stressful when the result isn’t what you want?

Let me know your thoughts and your questions, and I’ll answer as many as I can over the next month. Email me or let me know in the comments below.

Do you want to grow your business but are stuck in the cycle of doing it all yourself? You need Delegation Mastery – live in central London on 7 November. I’ll teach you the secrets that top business owners know about finding and working with the perfect team members, so you can spend your time on the things that really matter.
If you want to grow your business NOW, be more effective and save yourself thousands of pounds in lost potential income and mistakes register here.

 

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