Tag: delegation

Let Your People Find Their Answers

February 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It’s almost second nature to managers. Their team members come and share a problem with them and seek solutions. The manager, on cue, solves the problem and everyone’s happy. For managers, here’s where the problems start. Although it’s ever so nice to feel the pride of being ‘the one who knows everything’ in the eyes […]

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Delegation – To Whom? When?

February 15, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

In a recent interview, Ron Dennis of the McLaren Formula 1 team said, “I’m the executive chairman, but if I delegate a role, I’ll step away & let that person get on with it”. When we lead and manage teams, we cannot stand alone and do it all by ourselves on our own. Our role […]

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Who Is Running Your Show?

November 12, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The best managers do what they are supposed to do. They lead and manage their people to deliver the outcomes that their role requires. Be this in a business that delivers products and services; an organization that is there to serve the public or maybe a not-for-profit body who do their best for those who […]

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Building on Strengths

October 11, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

Most performance management systems for in larger corporates (and many smaller ones nowadays) these days focus on improving individual outputs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The goal seems to be to up the average returns that each employee makes and inevitably this often has a focus on making areas of underperformance better. Not much […]

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Tom Sawyer on Delegation

April 11, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, By Mark Twain, the hero uses his delegation skills to get his pals to paint the fence for him – a task assigned by his Aunt Polly for his misbehavior. His friends are inquisitive enough about his activity, he smartly recognizes the opportunity to ‘sell’ the task as something […]

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Delegation – An Invaluable Employee Development Tool

January 27, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

When using delegation as a management tool, it always pays to understand that you must be in agreement regarding the standards that you expect, in order to measure how successfully or otherwise the job has been completed. That said, obviously the standards that you require have to be achievable, as well as realistic. Another important […]

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Delegation – 5 Simple Actions You Can Take Today

January 19, 2010 | By

Try these five tactics, today! Become more aware of others who share their important work with you – watch how well they do it – note the benefits; to them; to you! See – it works! Note those things you do in your work, that someone else could and create a plan to give them […]

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Successful Management – Right People, Right Place (Not You!)

January 2, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As managers, every one of us has strengths and weaknesses we need to overcome in the work we do. Delivering the results we need depends on our ability to make the most of our strengths and acknowledge those tasks that are on the very edge of our scope of capability. One of the most important […]

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Delegation for Managers – That First Class Skill

December 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When we delegate as managers, we create time and space for ourselves, to do more of what we alone can do best. We add new opportunities to our people to develop their skills and evolve a much more capable workforce. What could be better? The first thing to understand about delegation is that it simply […]

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Delegation – The Master Skill for Managers

November 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

The key to valuable delegation lies in being determined that you do not abdicate your responsibilities. And this in turn will mean that you need to realize that it is not enough to just ask someone to perform a task and then forget about the task or the individual who will be doing the job […]

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