Do What You Love – Delegate the Rest

April 30, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Whatever your job or role, there will always be the parts of it that you prefer to do and others you hate and loathe.

It’s natural!

We all have our preferences and usually that which we enjoy and prefer doing are the things we are best at. It’s common sense.

When we manage others, as we evolve into that role, we find that much is expected of us and so, almost as an act of proving our capabilities, we do as much of the role as we can and let little go.

That is where we lose both our pleasure in the job and also our capacity for delivering a good performance – we do all and find that it brings down our overall performance.

Yet, by understanding our people, we can find that there are some angles best left to and even actively given to others.

So that not only do we ourselves, benefit, but also our people thrive on the responsibility which has been delegated. Because it is an area they enjoy especially and hence are able to do well.

In doing well, they achieve more. In doing less of the things we dislike, we are able to focus more on those areas of our own strengths.

And everyone wins.

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