You have your (long) list of tasks that needs to get done this week. Yet, in reality, you know you can’t do it all (and, well, sleep at some point too). Then again- if you delegate what is left for you to do?
Last week we heard from Jennifer Jones that one of the reasons we don’t delegate is because we wonder what our job will become if we “give away” all the tasks we are doing.
Here’s her advice on how to work past “what you will do”.
Explore the role of leader and manager.
See that, in addition to “doing,” there are many important things for leaders to engage in (vision, strategy, inspiration, motivation, training a successor, etc.).
It’s also important to have the perspective that it’s the leader’s job to develop the skills of their people through delegating with guidance.”
As a manager, your job is so much more than simply checking off tasks on a to do list.
So, here’s this week’s challenge:
1. Choose one task you can delegate… and do it!
2. Then, in your newly found time, start thinking about what the purpose of your team is.