1. Free Cashflow Stress Test
  2. Free Survival Planning Session
  3. 7 Steps to Pivot Your Marketing
  4. SWOT Examination and Opportunity Planning Session
  5. BDC Small Business Loan
  6. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers?
  7. EWSP (Employment Work Sharing Program)
  8. Business Oxygen
  9. How to Close More Sales
  10. Why Connecting with the Tough Decision Makers is Worth Your Time
  11. Having A Bad Day? Find Something Beautiful
  12. What are you worth?
  13. 10 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  14. What are you Measuring in Your Business
  15. 7 Ways to Dramatically Grow Your Business
  16. Company Culture – How to Cultivate the Right Kind for Your Business
  17. How to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work
  18. Four Reasons to Use B2B Email Marketing
  19. Qualities of Good Leaders
  20. How Stress Can Affect Your Job Performance
  21. Making a Customer Relation Management (CRM) System Work For You
  22. Do You Have The Symptoms Of Affluenza?
  23. Culture Of Leadership
  24. A Business Coach Engages in Provocative Conversations
  25. Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?
  26. Measure Your Way to Success by Using KPI’s
  27. Ensure a Good Return on Your Investment
  28. A Business Coach; A Clients Journey to Self Discovery
  29. Is Your Business Growing or Dying
  30. Breakeven Analysis
  31. Keeping Score in a Winning Business
  32. Exercise wisely…
  33. Roots
  34. Muck & Money
  35. Who said that?
  36. Why are owls so wise?
  37. Business Success: Eight Fundamentals
  38. Uncomfortable Conversations
  39. Are you working hard or just working long hours?
  40. Investing Time on the Right Tasks
  41. COACHING — Not just for GOLF!
  42. Don’t Think Outside the Box – Redefine It!
  43. Ten Reasons People Resist Change
  44. The Art of Delegating
  45. How to Make Your Business Writing Twice as Good
  46. Increase Profits by “Pruning” Your Business
  47. Features versus Benefits
  48. Are you lucky? Or just on your game?
  49. 10 Elements of a World-Class Company
  50. How fresh are your marketing strategies?
  51. Business: The $20,000 Phone Call
  52. Business – Game Changer
  53. Are you still learning?
  54. Riding a Dead Horse
  55. Business & Baseball
Thursday, April 2, 2020
  1. Free Cashflow Stress Test
  2. Free Survival Planning Session
  3. 7 Steps to Pivot Your Marketing
  4. SWOT Examination and Opportunity Planning Session
  5. BDC Small Business Loan
  6. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers?
  7. EWSP (Employment Work Sharing Program)
  8. Business Oxygen
  9. How to Close More Sales
  10. Why Connecting with the Tough Decision Makers is Worth Your Time
  11. Having A Bad Day? Find Something Beautiful
  12. What are you worth?
  13. 10 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  14. What are you Measuring in Your Business
  15. 7 Ways to Dramatically Grow Your Business
  16. Company Culture – How to Cultivate the Right Kind for Your Business
  17. How to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work
  18. Four Reasons to Use B2B Email Marketing
  19. Qualities of Good Leaders
  20. How Stress Can Affect Your Job Performance
  21. Making a Customer Relation Management (CRM) System Work For You
  22. Do You Have The Symptoms Of Affluenza?
  23. Culture Of Leadership
  24. A Business Coach Engages in Provocative Conversations
  25. Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?
  26. Measure Your Way to Success by Using KPI’s
  27. Ensure a Good Return on Your Investment
  28. A Business Coach; A Clients Journey to Self Discovery
  29. Is Your Business Growing or Dying
  30. Breakeven Analysis
  31. Keeping Score in a Winning Business
  32. Exercise wisely…
  33. Roots
  34. Muck & Money
  35. Who said that?
  36. Why are owls so wise?
  37. Business Success: Eight Fundamentals
  38. Uncomfortable Conversations
  39. Are you working hard or just working long hours?
  40. Investing Time on the Right Tasks
  41. COACHING — Not just for GOLF!
  42. Don’t Think Outside the Box – Redefine It!
  43. Ten Reasons People Resist Change
  44. The Art of Delegating
  45. How to Make Your Business Writing Twice as Good
  46. Increase Profits by “Pruning” Your Business
  47. Features versus Benefits
  48. Are you lucky? Or just on your game?
  49. 10 Elements of a World-Class Company
  50. How fresh are your marketing strategies?
  51. Business: The $20,000 Phone Call
  52. Business – Game Changer
  53. Are you still learning?
  54. Riding a Dead Horse
  55. Business & Baseball

In today’s busy world, one of the best ways to create more time for top-priority projects is to delegate lower-priority work to someone else.

Many people are reluctant or afraid to delegate work. Do any of these statements sound familiar?

  • “Nobody can do this work as well as I can”
  • “If someone else does this better than I can, I’m in trouble”
  • “I haven’t got time to teach someone else how to do it”
  • “I want to be seen as a ‘nice guy,’ not a slave driver”

You’re Part of a Team

Stop with the excuses. In a well-run organization, everyone works together as a team. A team is formed for one purpose: to get the job done successfully. Think of yourself as a member of a team and you’ll have a lot less trouble delegating.

Approach delegating in the following way to effectively get the help you need:

  • Ask for help, don’t demand it
  • Take the time to specifically explain what you’re looking for and teach the delegatee how to fulfil the task correctly
  • Make sure the delegatee has a firm understanding of the work and the expected results
  • Provide all the information and resources the delegatee will need to complete the  project
  • Set a realistic deadline that’s agreeable and workable for both of you
  • Encourage questions and make yourself available for them
  • Ask for periodic progress reports when necessary
  • Don’t assume a person will be able to complete a delegated task without help from you
  • Never delegate a task you aren’t familiar with (and don’t toss a pile of papers on somebody’s desk at 5:00 p.m. and say, “I want this done by tomorrow morning.” This can be grounds for a revolt)
  • Give the delegatee the opportunity to be imaginative and take the initiative
  • Pitch in and help if you feel the job is being done poorly or incorrectly
  • Give lots of praise and credit for a job well done

Keep Track of Delegated Work

Just because you’ve delegated a job to someone else doesn’t mean you can forget about it. Write the delegatee’s initials next to the item on your to-do list and enter the deadline you’ve both agreed upon in your calendar.

Don’t cross that job off your list until it’s been successfully completed.

If you’re delegating a part of a larger project, you need to make doubly sure that the work is completed on time — otherwise, the whole project may be delayed.

Delegating is a confidence builder, for both delegatee and delegator. With practice, you’ll gain confidence in your own ability to delegate and in your colleagues’ ability to complete the work. Your colleagues will become surer of their abilities, and you will both feel the satisfaction of making an important contribution to your team — and to the success of your company.

By delegating effectively, you’ll save time, which you can spend on other important projects, and you’ll present yourself to colleagues and superiors as an effective time manager and an excellent team player — maybe even captain material.

Kent Boehm 
Business & Leadership Coach 
403.690.8363 or kent@ninebusinessgroup.ca
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