A sign of a
good leader is how they are able to delegate.You need to get the work done through others.Don’t feel like you are passing the
buck.This is expected of you as a
Manager.It is vital that you let
your staff take on most of the tasks, projects, etc.You get power when you give power.You need to set clear goals and expectations of the delegated
project, and know when a task or project is considered complete.If you can answer yes to these next three questions, you should
always try to delegate:
project or task be delegated?
Should it be
you have enough time to delegatethe job effectively?
multitasking more of a game rather than a burden.Chart the tasks out on a whiteboard
along with its importance.Separate the tasks into three groups:Group 1 needs to be done as soon as possible, Group 2 to be
completed in the next couple of days, and Group 3 completed in the next
week or month (just do not forget about them).
stress cannot be avoided and you cannot always control what happens, your
reaction to stress can make the difference on how it affects you.Know your trigger points and hot spots,
always stay positive and in control, and implement de-stressing techniques
when stress is building, such as deep breathing, taking a walk, or
delegating.You should also keep
an eye on your employees to make sure they are not stressed.The less stressed they are, the less
stressed you will be.
at ways to utilize your time more effectively.Time management is key to keeping all on your plate under
possible, try to stick to the agenda during meetings, get to work a little
early to address all e-mails and pressing issues, be more organized, go
over reports at lunch or even on a plane, and always focus on ways to work
smarter, not harder.If a time
consuming daily or weekly task is really not needed, eliminate it.
solving and making decisions is one of the most important aspects of
management.You should not make
quick decisions with uncertainty; however, you should not let problems or
needs accumulate for too long before deciding what to do next.Get others involved to help
brainstorm.Find out the, who,
what, when, where, how and why reasons the problem or need exists.Chart out all of the alternatives,
stick to your choice with confidence, and implement the plan as soon as
possible.Monitor the results
until you are satisfied all is fixed, or meets your expectations.
LESSON 6 - HOW TO DELEGATE, MANAGE YOUR TIME, SOLVE PROBLEMS & MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS
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