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Delegation for Business Leaders - How Letting Go Works
A leader's role is to focus on those areas of operation where he or she can deliver the greatest value and this requires huge shifts in perspective of the role. Leaders differ from managers in terms of accountability.
Whilst a leader is accountable for the strategic growth of the organisation and the delivery of results, a manager is more responsible of delivery of shorter-term results through people.
These are, of course, generalisations and roles vary.
Developing others through delegation is a great way to grow skills and confidence in your workforce. Through utilising the viewpoints of others, you create the variety of solutions which might well escape you, from your own experienced, though single perspective.
As well as radically improving the quality of your workforce, the leader who works in this way also does much more for their own focus. If a job can be done at the lowest possible cost level, true with some training and on the job coaching, then that frees you up for the role you're being paid for too.
Your Q2 time (see 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People' - Stephen Covey) multiplies and you can start to use your own creative skills in the bigger framework.
To grow and develop your business or organisation. Safe in the knowledge that you have great people around you and they are realising their own potential too.
An exercise to consider!
Doing the 'stuff' you do, rather than achieving your true worth, is escapism - it is finding things to 'do' rather than thinking, creating, challenging and firing yourself up.
So it's time to step up.
Copyright 2005 Martin Haworth is a Business and Management Coach. He works worldwide, mainly by phone, with small business owners, executives and corporate leaders. He has hundreds of hints, tips and ideas at his website, http://www.coaching-businesses-to-success.com.
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