Delegate for Development: The Secret to Boosting Team Performance!

I thought you would get value from the below article I just read and am now sharing with you by Deb Calvert.

 

By necessity, most supervisors delegate work to others. By doing so, they free up more of their own time to focus on higher-level work.

 

Highly effective supervisors go a step further. They delegate for development. In assigning work, they weigh the needs of the team and consider both the current capabilities and the untapped potential of each individual.

 

The word “delegating” is defined as “the transfer of authority or responsibility by one person to another.” When you delegate, you give an assignment (and the autonomy to complete it) to someone else. When supervising, you assign tasks. When delegating, you assign outcomes.

 

That’s why delegating requires trust. It’s also why so many opportunities to delegate for development are overlooked.

 

While it is relatively easy to assign tasks, especially when others have demonstrated an ability to complete them, delegating for development is less straightforward. There is a learning curve involved and an inherent risk of a slowdown during the adjustment period.

 

So why delegate for development?

When you become a people builder, team members will be more fulfilled and more productive. The challenges you offer will convey trust, support and your commitment to dignifying others. You will be continually growing the capacity of your team and increasing the team’s contribution. Challenged, trusted, fulfilled employees are motivated and dedicated.

 

Secondarily, you benefit, too. By building new skills in others, you enable yourself to become more productive. You will have more time to invest in higher-level work, on additional people development (including your own!), and on cross-functional learning and growth.

Overall, your team will become more efficient and more effective when you delegate effectively.

 

Yes, but how can I be sure this will work?

Delegating must be done well in order to be effective in developing others and to ensure work gets done right. Failed delegation lacks one or more of these critical steps:

  • Selecting an able delegate for an assignment
  • Granting sufficient authority to delegate
  • Setting clear and specific goals, protocols
  • Enabling the delegate to achieve the goals
  • Being a resource to support the delegate
  • Assessing the delegate’s performance
  • Giving recognition for contributions made
  • Maintaining responsibility for outcomes

 

Employees who fail at a delegated task typically report being micromanaged or abandoned. Their managers did not see delegating as a gradual hand-off process. Instead, they went to the extremes of being over- or under-involved in the work.Using this step-by-step approach and maintaining the role of enabler, available as needed, will improve your delegating outcomes.Yeah, but…    This is exactly the paradigm shift to make. It’s not about who has time to do it or who can already do it. Instead, you’ll know who to delegate to if you routinely ask these five questions:

 

Which tasks should I delegate and to whom?

Delegating for development requires you to set aside your justifications for not delegating. The higher purpose of people building (which includes self-development) trumps every one of those excuses you may be making.

What is the cost of doing this work yourself? In other words, what are you giving up to do this task? And what are you depriving others of by hoarding this work for yourself?

Whatever it is that keeps you from delegating – that your team is too busy already, that it takes more time to teach and coach than it does to do it yourself, that it’s too important to entrust to anyone else, that you enjoy the work, that being the only one who can do it gives you job security, that you don’t know how to delegate – whatever it is, you need to ask yourself these questions:

Otherwise exceptional managers sometimes fail because they fail to delegate.

 

  • Who needs to learn how to do this?
  • Who will benefit from practicing this?
  • Who can offer new ideas about this?
  • Who will do this when I’m not here?
  • Who is interested in doing this?

 

Don’t wait for new work to come your way before asking these questions. This is the perfect place to practice. Jot down a list of 25-50 work tasks you do in a typical month. Then ask yourself these questions about each task on your list and identify tasks you can delegate right away.

 

 

Is this the right time to delegate?

Timing is everything when it comes to delegating for development. You’ll want to be sure the person you are delegating to is ready, willing and able to meet the challenge. You’ll also want to minimize the risk of delegating.

 

Here’s a simple box model to help you evaluate the timing of your delegation and decide how involved you will need to be in any given scenario.

 

What’s represented are just two variables:

  1. Is the delegate ready? Delegate Ready (DR) or Delegate Not Ready (DNR) will have some bearing on your level of involvement.
  2. What’s at stake? The stakes are high (HS) or the stakes are low (LS) will also help you determine how essential your involvement is.

 

When you combine these two variables, there are only four possible scenarios.

 

When the stakes are low and the delegate is ready, there’s no reason to be involved. Delegate without reservations or hesitations.

 

When the stakes are low and the delegate is not ready, you have the perfect opportunity to delegate for development.

 

With high stakes and a delegate who is not ready, you also have an easy choice. Delegating is likely not appropriate in this situation. Development, however, could involve taking the lead and teaching.

 

Finally, with high stakes and a delegate who is ready, you will also want to consider delegating without reservation. This is where you demonstrate trust and empower your employee.

 

The more delegating for development you do, the easier it will be for you and for your delegates. As their capacity grows, yours will, too.

 

 

You can learn more about Deb and PFPS at www.peoplefirstps.com.

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When you decrease your excuses, you will increase your results.  Duh!

 

  • How many times a day are you making excuses for not doing your highest payoff activities?
  • How often are you making excuses for choosing to do something with your time that isn’t the best use of your time to move you forward?
  • What excuse are you telling yourself for not doing the business development / revenue generation activities that you know you need to do so you can be even more successful?
  • What excuse are you making for not delegating activities that someone else can do so you are doing only those activities that you can do?
  • What excuse do you need to stop giving yourself so you can more quickly achieve your goals?
  • What excuse are you telling yourself to not terminate a staff member who isn’t performing to your expectations?
  • What excuses are you going to stop telling yourself so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want to have?

 

I’m curious to know what your biggest excuse is that you are going to no longer accept so you can increase your results.  Feel free to share that with me.

 

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Master Client Acquisition in the World of the DOL Rule to Get BIGGER, BETTER, and FASTER Results Web Class

Three businesspeople having a meeting.During this how-to web class, you’ll learn how to use the new disrupted world of the DOL Rule and Digital Advisors to your advantage and clearly differentiate yourself from other advisors, so you can get hired more quickly by great clients, and grow your business more than ever.

 

What you’ll learn by attending this web class with Bill Bachrach:

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What could this mean for you?

  • An improved quality of life,
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  • making more money!

 

As George Leonard says…“Mastery isn’t reserved for the super talented or even for those who are fortunate enough to have gotten an early start. It’s available to anyone who is willing to get on the path and stay on it.”

 

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Strategies to Increase Your Productivity and Your Income! Web Class

Do you want to make more money?

Do you want more clients?

Would you like to be even more productive so you have more time to do what you want to do?

How would having better work life balance impact your professional and personal life?

 

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions then you will want to register to attend this high-value webinar and learn to consistently focus on your highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your goals and within the time frame you desire. There are only 168 hours in a week. We all have the same finite amount of time to work with. It is how you choose to use your 168 hours to achieve your goals is the key to your success

 

By applying these action-able, results-producing strategies you can:

– Increase Your Income

– Get More Done in Less time so You Are More Productive

– Achieve More of Your Goals

– Be Even More Focused on the Activities that Produce the Biggest Results

– Better Organize Your Time and Your Life

 

As a result of attending this content-oriented web class, you will discover

– How to Better Focus on your High Payoff Activities and What You Can Control

– How to Create and Execute a Simple and Effective Calendaring System

– How to Formulate a Game Plan for Maximum Productivity

– How to Create and Implement an Ideal Model Work Week for Goal Achievement and Success

 

What got you to where you are today probably isn’t going to be what takes you to where you ultimately want to go. Those thoughts, actions, activities have to change to move you even closer to your future goals. Begin today by signing up to attend this high-value web class.

 

Web Class Date: March 30, 2017 Time: 1:00pm ET / 12:00pm CT / 11:00am MT / 10:00am PT Register Now: http://insurancewebx.com/strategies-to-increase-your-productivity-and-your-income/

 

I look forward to having you on the Insurance WebX Insider web class with me. You will get value from the FREE resources discussed during this web class.

 

Can’t attend? Don’t worry. Register and you will receive a link to the replay.


 

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You have been asking for it and now you can get what resources you need and want to help you be even more successful!!

 

Looking for help with back office, answering phones, prepping financial plans, or marketing? Save time by investing in a list of pre-vetted providers in the financial services industry. Check it out at http://diy.myvirtualcoo.com/directory-of-outsourcers.

 

Get a current directory of pre-vetted outsource providers that already work with financial advisory wealth & investment firms. The list includes website links & names of providers in areas of C-level interim executive assistance, receptionists, administrative assistants, 401k administrators, IT providers, tax preparers, insurance experts, financial planners, website coders, ghost writers, and so much more. Check it out at http://diy.myvirtualcoo.com/directory-of-outsourcers.

 

 

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Register to Attend: Strategies to Increase Your Productivity and Your Income! Web Class

Do you want to make more money?

Do you want more clients?

Would you like to be even more productive so you have more time to do what you want to do?

How would having better work life balance impact your professional and personal life?

 

There are only 168 hours in a week. We all have the same finite amount of time to work with. It is how you choose to use your 168 hours to achieve your goals is the key to your success.  Attend this high-value webinar and learn to consistently focus on your highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your goals and within the time frame you desire.

 

By applying these action-able, results-producing strategies you can:

– Increase Your Income

– Get More Done in Less time so You Are More Productive

– Achieve More of Your Goals

– Be Even More Focused on the Activities that Produce the Biggest Results

– Better Organize Your Time and Your Life

 

As a result of attending this content-oriented web class, you will discover

– How to Better Focus on your High Payoff Activities and What You Can Control

– How to Create and Execute a Simple and Effective Calendaring System

– How to Formulate a Game Plan for Maximum Productivity

– How to Create and Implement an Ideal Model Work Week for Goal Achievement and Success

 

What got you to where you are today probably isn’t going to be what takes you to where you ultimately want to go. Those thoughts, actions, activities have to change to move you even closer to your future goals. Begin today by signing up to attend this high-value web class.

 

Web Class Date: March 30, 2017 Time: 1:00pm ET / 12:00pm CT / 11:00am MT / 10:00am PT Register Now: http://insurancewebx.com/strategies-to-increase-your-productivity-and-your-income/

 

I look forward to having you on the Insurance WebX Insider web class with me.

 

Can’t attend? Don’t worry. Register and you will receive a link to the replay.

 

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Could your team be even better at their job? Support Team Performance Assessment – SAMPLE

InfoGraphic-Support_Team_Assessment-Download-SampleUtilize this simple and effective performance assessment for every member of your team. Customize it for each person on your team. To download your complimentary performance assessment so you can customize it for your team members, go to: http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/support-team-member-progress-assessment/

 

Many simple and effective resources get created when I’m coaching people.  An issue or situation comes up and I create a resource tool to help them get an even better result.  In today’s example, the business owner wanted to better hold his support team accountable so I created a performance assessment tool.  This enhances regular communication with each team member about their specific performance of what they are responsible for.  It lets the team member feel good about their progress and it helps the business owner feel more confident about what is being done and at what level of performance.  You will benefit from utilizing this simple and effective performance assessment for every member of your team. Customize it for each person on your team. Schedule a meeting every 90 days to review progress in each area you are measuring.

 

To download your complimentary performance assessment so you can customize it for your team members, go to: http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/support-team-member-progress-assessment/

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Let me know how else I can be of service to you in the achievement of your goals so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you want and deserve.

 

Aim High,

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The Accountability Pit-Bull™

http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/

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With the holidays coming up…

 

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Think of your top 10 prospects, clients, associates, and friends, and write their names down right now.

 

Congratulations!

 

You’ve just solved the hardest part of the holidays—finding the right gift for some of the people in your life.

 

And with our “75% off special” (Yes, I said 75% off) Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday (all wrapped into one), you can now cross those people off your list. Yeah!

 

And now, don’t you deserve something for yourself??!?

 

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Let me know how else I can be of service to you in the achievement of your goals so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you want and deserve.

 

Aim High,

Anne Bachrach

The Accountability Pit-Bull™

http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/

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