Ok – let’s take a step back for a moment.
We’ve been talking about delegation for a couple of weeks now. There have been different tips on how to delegate and different insights on why we don’t delegate.
I think it’s time we ask ourselves a different question… do you actually want to delegate?
Let’s not just take the easy answer and say, “Yes, of course I do. All great managers delegate”.
Tze Meng Chin, a leadership and development Coach located in Singapore, said a couple of weeks ago that one of the reasons we don’t delegate is “perhaps an unwillingness or lack of know-how”. He went on to elaborate that, “there has to be a willingness or motivation or compelling need to want to delegate.”
We know great managers delegate but sometimes it feels easier to stay “safe” in our busy work box and not delegate. If that is the case, all the knowledge won’t help us.
Chances are, if we aren’t delegating then we are probably overworked and a little (or a lot) stressed. This will affect our quality of work, our attitude, and the attitude of our team.
Let’s be real this week and think about if we actually want to delegate.
Knowing exactly where we are in this journey is key to knowing where we need to go.