Week 46: The Art of Delegation – #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 46 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS ”
Dear Control Freaks,
We need to talk. You can unclench your fists and sit down because the time has come to discuss the art of delegation. As a reformed control freak that has learned to love the art of delegation, I know there are few things that feel as wonderful and self-fulfilling as owning your own successes. You set out to do a project and because you’re such an amazing super, fantastic person, you’re able to do it all before most people have had their first cup of coffee in the morning. You’ve done it all, and you’ve done it all by yourself.
It may be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be lonely getting there. In any group dynamic, there must be followers in order for there to be leaders. There must be employees for there to be employers. The worker needs their boss as much as the boss needs the worker. We may think we can do it alone, but that doesn’t mean we have to.
Delegating to others helps take a load off your back. On top of that, if you give someone else a task, they may be learning something new. Delegating that task to them and teaching them how to do it is so rewarding for the person who learns. It also reinforces your own knowledge of tasks that might otherwise go rusty. Sharing your tasks with others shows you are confident in your ability to oversee and manage. It shows you are a caring and thoughtful leader or manager who isn’t afraid to let go. Be that person who is eager to be part of the team.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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