5 Keys to Being an Effective Delegator

This illustration is a photo capture that describe one leader with his team.Delegation is one of the many keys to success, but it is, surprisingly, one of the weakest points for many leaders. Believe it or not, there are A LOT of leaders in small business who do not know how to delegate effectively. There can be a number of reasons for having difficulty in the delegation department, most of them related to the inability of the leader to relinquish control. A lot of leaders want to be in control of everything, but don’t realize that this mentality can sap time and energy that could better be spent moving them to the next level of success.

 

If a leader fails to realize this, then they could very well use up all of their valuable time performing tasks that COULD be done by someone else. Since they are using their time on these things, the leader will usually suffer from an inability to grow, and will often feel pressured. They can also feel like nobody understands what is wanted or needed, and can begin to feel very alone in a professional sense.

 

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” -Ronald Reagan

 

Key #1… Understand What It Means To Delegate

Delegating a job to someone underneath you is not always easy, especially at first… but it is an essential part of growth, and you will likely find that you will be unable to move forward with any kind of speed if you do not have what it takes to turn a project over to someone else. Having said this, it is important that you do not simply delegate to delegate. This decision must be made with great care and professionalism.

 

Delegating to the wrong person could be a catastrophe! However, if you do have the option to hand the project to someone below you who is capable of seeing it through to the end, then you will have the opportunity to TRULY realize how much power there is in the ability to pass things off to trusted employees or colleagues. This is what delegation is. You are giving something very important to someone who you trust, so that they can finish it for you. It is really that simple. You need to be able to communicate the needs of the project, as well as your need to be informed when certain milestones are reached.

 

Delegation, if executed correctly, can free you up to do the things that you have to do. Being able to step away from projects that could hold you back is a huge bonus! Just remember, however, that great care must be taken to ensure that you are choosing the right person for the job! Successful entrepreneurs are GREAT delegators.

“Managers help people to see themselves as they are.

Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.”

–Jim Rohn

 

Key #2… Surround Yourself with People You Can Trust

If you can’t trust anyone beneath you, then you are just going to cause more problems for yourself in the long run by attempting to put them in charge of anything. This is why it is SO important to have good, reliable people around you. Delegating relies upon the existence of responsible individuals who you can believe in and turn to in order to get things done quickly and efficiently.

 

Key #3… Don’t Micromanage

Staying informed and on top of the situation is one thing… but micromanaging is something else. Never try to micromanage a project that you have given to someone else. This will just interfere with workflow, and will also cause your subordinate to feel like they are not trusted or appreciated. If you cannot trust them to do the job, then don’t delegate to them. If you CAN trust them, then do yourself a favor and let them have the authority do their best for you.

 

Key #4… Learn To Let Go If There Is Nothing To Worry About

Delegating can be difficult for people who are always used to being in control. If you have good people underneath you whom you can trust, then try your best not to worry about the projects that you delegate out. Of course, if you feel that you need an update on the project, then get one… but if you truly believe that your assistance is not needed, then try to relax and just let your subordinates do their job. It can be difficult, but in the long run it will be good for you to get comfortable with delegation as you climb the next ladder of success!

 

Key #5… Reward Subordinates for A Job Well Done

If you have delegated a job to a subordinate and have returned to find it done and done well, do not hesitate to offer due praise. This will help to build your employee’s confidence, and will also strengthen their desire to do a good job for you. Being positive and thankful will encourage them to continue to do their best, which is EXACTLY what you want!

 

What Can You Do?

Go through each of these keys, and figure out how they might apply to you in your situation. Since you are probably already successful, you might already know more than a thing or two about delegation… but remember that you can never learn too much! More knowledge can lead to better ways of doing things, which will, in turn, lead to increased sales, happier employees, and better profits in the long run!

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The Prioritized Action List (PAL) Sample – Free Download – Much More Than a Simple Task List

Prioritized Action List (PAL)

Prioritized Action List (PAL)

To help you and your team be even more time efficient, use a Prioritized Action List (PAL). This is a list of everything you have to do so you don’t have sticky notes, pieces of scrap paper laying around, or things in your head that you are trying to remember or afraid you will forget. Everything on the list in a priority order – hence the name – so you are more focused and on target to getting the most important tasks/activities done very single day. This is much more than just a simple “task list.”

 

To download a Free Sample Prioritized Action List (PAL) that everyone in your office can use (for consistency and efficiency), go to http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/pal-sample/.

 

Your PAL can be in Outlook, an excel spreadsheet, or your contact management system. The important thing is to have one and use it every day. This is a great tool to help you know what you team members are doing every day – a form of accountability.

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Could you be delegating even more? My guess is YES!

InfoGraphic-Delegation-Download-SampleThe Delegation List Sample – Free Download

To help you be even more effective and efficient so you can achieve your goals at an accelerated rate, you can delegate more to your team members than you have or might think possible. Stop holding on to things that can be done by someone else and do only those activities that you can do and can’t be done by anyone else. Stop doing revenue generation /business development avoidance activities and delegate more! Successful people are excellent delegators so work at being an even better delegator and be even more successful.

 

To download a Free Delegation List Sample to help you identify more activities to delegate, go to http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/delegation-list-sample/.

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Actions that Drive Your Success

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Driving Your Success

It’s imperative you focus your energy on completing actions that drive your success. When you spend your workday procrastinating or refusing to delegate low-priority tasks, you are losing money as well as preventing your business from growing.

 

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Understandably, most businesses are focused on nurturing the relationships with their clients, but running a successful business is also dependent on effective management and leadership skills.  If your employees aren’t functioning to the best of their abilities, your business won’t be either.  So, ask yourself, are you an effective team leader? 

 

Let’s look at how you might determine this or how you might get even better at being an effective leader.  You might want to develop a work culture in your organization that is geared towards achieving results rather than just putting in the time. Of course, this is easier said than done and you have to work hard to implement this approach and get your employees to follow.

 

Attending this high-content webinar will help you learn how to:

    • Contribute More to Your Business through Effective Delegation
  • Model the Top 3 Traits of Successful Leaders

 

    • Be an Effective Leader
  • Earn the Respect of Your Team

 

    • Create a Results-Oriented Culture
  • Utilize Effective Communication That Produces Results

 

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Create a Results-Oriented Culture by being an Effective Leader

Create a Results-Oriented Culture Webinar

Create a Results-Oriented Culture Webinar

Understandably, most businesses are focused on nurturing the relationships with their clients, but running a successful business is also dependent on effective management and leadership skills.  If your employees aren’t functioning to the best of their abilities, your business won’t be either.  So, ask yourself, are you an effective team leader? 

 

Let’s look at how you might determine this or how you might get even better at being an effective leader.  You might want to develop a work culture in your organization that is geared towards achieving results rather than just putting in the time. Of course, this is easier said than done and you have to work hard to implement this approach and get your employees to follow.

 

Attending this high-content webinar will help you learn how to:

    • Contribute More to Your Business through Effective Delegation
  • Model the Top 3 Traits of Successful Leaders

 

    • Be an Effective Leader
  • Earn the Respect of Your Team

 

    • Create a Results-Oriented Culture
  • Utilize Effective Communication That Produces Results

 

During this high-value webinar Anne Bachrach will share lessons from coaching business professionals and entrepreneurs who make middle six-figure to seven-figure incomes.  

 

When: Friday, May 29, 2015 Time: 11:00am PT / 12:00pm MT / 1:00pm CT / 2:00pm ET

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Register now: http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/webinar_create-a-results-oriented-culture/

 

 

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To help you and your team be even more time efficient, use a Prioritized Action List (PAL). This is a list of everything you have to do so you don’t have sticky notes, pieces of scrap paper laying around, or things in your head that you are trying to remember or afraid you will forget. Everything on the list in a priority order – hence the name – so you are more focused and on target to getting the most important tasks/activities done very single day.

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Define Core Values to Align Successful Behavior and Goals

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3 Tips for Building a Team that Leads to Your Success

 

Building A Successful Team

Building A Successful Team

If you want to learn how to build a team that builds success, you will want to take a look at the big picture. Take any successful entrepreneur, and behind him or her, you will find a well-suited team of supportive, knowledgeable, and energetic members all dedicated to increasing the success of the business.

 

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