HOW TO DELEGATE
Do you want more time in your day to do the things only you can do?
Do you want some time to do the work that you know (if only you had the time!) would get you some great results? You know the type of thing – talking to clients, planning, building stronger relationships with your employees, thinking, getting a life!
I’ve taught hundreds of managers how to delegate. I’ve managed dozens of employees – and successfully delegated to most of them. Here’s how you can too
This book is for managers who want a proven step by step guide to delegation – and who only have 10 minutes to read it
There are only 7 steps to effective delegation and we are going to show you how to do each of them. You’ll learn how to:
1. Decide which tasks to delegate using our quick and simple ‘elimination exercise’
2. Identify which employee to delegate to using our ‘6 Criteria’ check list
3. Decide on the level of delegation (big surprise – you don’t have to delegate all the task)
4. Define the performance standard for the delegation with one key question
5. Have the delegation discussion – a step by step approach to:
a) Describing the task
b) Selling the delegation – including delegation that is not developmental for the employee!
c) Gaining agreement
d) Agreeing what support is needed
e) Agreeing monitoring methods
6. Use a quick strategy for communicating the delegation – and how to ‘walk the talk’
7. Make the delegation ‘stick’
You might be wondering - what’s the purpose of delegation? In short, it’s a way of you finding some time to focus on the things that only you can do – activities that will get you great results, if only you had the time to do them.
Like what? Here are some examples of ‘high value’ activities that managers tell us they would love to get involved in (if only they had the time);
1. Thinking / reflecting / challenging = driving improvements
2. Being proactive – developing contacts = gaining more new business
3. Building better relationships with staff
4. Debriefing better = identifying better working practices / learning
6. Focussed and forward looking activities = generating more value / revenue
7. Networking = generating more new business
8. Time for clients – socialising so building stronger relationships
9. More research
10. Sharing knowledge
11. Personal development
12. Getting some ‘work / life’ balance!
Here’s a simple principle. If you want to focus more on the types of activities that will get you great results – high value activities - you’ve just got to find yourself some extra time. A very effective way to gain yourself that time is by delegating some of the work you currently undertake. And, of course, delegation not only gains you time but also (done well) it improves employee performance and satisfaction
So, is it now time to delegate? Yes? Then scroll up, click the buy button and, for the price of a cup of coffee (and the time it takes to drink it), learn how to delegate TODAY
About the Author
I’ve been working as a management consultant and trainer for the last 20 years helping managers to learn the tools, techniques and strategies they need to build their management confidence and competence. I’ve been selling management books to managers around the world for the past 3 years and I’m the author and presenter of the 10 Minute Management Toolkit management video training.
Well, I’ve been thinking about and studying people management theory and practice for more than 20 years. I’m an experienced manager myself. What I’ve learnt is that many managers want and need straight forward, step by step guides to help them manage their staff effectively.I also know that most managers are very short on time. The books in my 10 Minute Management Toolkit series are aimed at helping you get the knowlege you need to be a competent and confident manager