Category Archive: Delegation

4 Ways to Work Less

Ego causes leaders to over-estimate their own talent and underestimate the talent of others. Ego makes leaders over-manage and under-lead. 4 ways to work less: #1. Who: Don’t ask, “What can I do?” Ask,… Continue reading

10 Ways to Disengage in an Engaging Way

Leadership roles are frequently redefined in growing organizations. Leaders grow with growing organizations or both stagnate and die. Growing organizations require leaders to become novices again and again. Stepping back and letting go:… Continue reading

Too Damn Helpful

I created a problem this week because I helped too much. A member of my team made a few casual comments. I took the ball and ran with it. The people who should have taken… Continue reading

Simple Strategies to Tap the Power of Letting Go

Letting go feels like losing control. Let go to extend capacity, increase energy, and enhance fulfillment, for yourself and for others. It’s time to let go when: Fear of losing control keeps nagging. No one… Continue reading

9 Ways to Get Stuff Off Your Plate

Stop assigning tasks to yourself. Successful leaders leave meetings with fewer tasks, not more. Delegating is taking stuff off your plate and putting it on someone else’s. But, if you’re always filling other people’s… Continue reading

7 Ways to Gain Authority

Those who constantly demand and use authority don’t deserve it. Thoreau said, “Any fool can make a rule…” Longing for authority reveals a deep sense of powerlessness, unwillingness to defend ideas, and lack… Continue reading