The Power of Delegation
In the world of business, there are some rules to live by. Among them, leading by example and finding your own personal leadership style are at the top of things to make sure you are successful.
Speaking of leadership, while there are a plethora of aspects to remember and learn, delegating tasks is very important. Many times, people who are in charge have a hard to assigning tasks to people for a variety of reasons.
Here are a few insights into the power of delegation and how/why to do it.
Delegation Relinquishes Your Control… Kind Of
When there is a task that needs to get done, sometimes the best thing is to do is the delegate it to someone who can do it for you. This can be hard especially for those who are control freaks. Yes I said it, some of us are in way too much control and the notion of letting someone else take the lead on a project or task is unthinkable. But know that you are not relinquishing all of your control because you are still responsible for the item being done, it just allows you to focus on other things that need to be addressed or other parts of the same project.
Delegation Teaches You Patience
Knowing that the outcome of an important project is in the hands of someone else can be a scary thing but that is where patience comes in. You will have to let the other person do their work wait. Now that doesn’t mean to not ask questions to stay abreast to the progress. It means waiting to see the final product.
Delegation Teaches You Trust
This is a big one and it is important. You have to know that you can trust the person that you have delegated a task to. Now I know you may be saying well if I didn’t trust them I would not have give it to them. But trust here speaks to not trying to take over because you think you can do a better job. It means letting them incorporate their ideas and trusting that it is going to work.
Delegation can be difficult but it is necessary. It builds growth and comradery and allows everyone involved become better employees and team members
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICA ELYSEE
I recently left my career as a Development Executive for a national organization dedicated to educating African American men and their families about prostate cancer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women Studies. I’ve served as the Development guru implementing the unique strategy of listening to donors at the outset to develop Nurses Care for Haitian Children and the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, Owner of Boston Naturals and Editorial Director for Amour Creole Magazine. I’ve serviced clients such as the International Association for Human Values, Athletic Kids Association in San Diego, and Nurses Care for Haitian Children.