Delegation in Small Business

TweetWe often hear and read about SME’s thinking of their business as their baby.  I completely understand this, I am a small business owner myself.  So when the topic of delegation comes up, I enjoy observing the body language, listening to the tone, and the carefully selected words of the group discussing delegation. A little more shifting in the chair occurs and a hint of hesitation...
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Delegation Wrap Up [with Cartoons]

TweetI recently ran a series of posts about Delegation and this cartoon is a fantastic wrap for Delegation!   The Delegation Series can be found here: 1.  Spelling Out Delegation 2. Benefits of Delegation 3.  Delegation Roadblocks 4.  When (& when not) To Delegate 5.  Delegation Dilemma: A scenario for you [Video Case Study] And here’s a quick tips blog I posted much...
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Benefits of Delegation

TweetIn this post, the second in the series of four discussing delegation, I thought I’d encourage (maybe even convince) managers to consider the value of delegation by highlighting some of its advantages. Let’s break it down a bit, there are advantages at the organisational level, the team level and for the individual manager!  Saving the best 😉 for last, let’s start with...
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Spelling Out Delegation

TweetAs a training exercise, I sometimes give the group a management role and ask them to devise a plan or list of tips relating to that management role, here is one of the most popular ones: D Decide what tasks and challenges you can delegate to others. E Examine and remove any barriers you may have to delegating. L List all the team members who you believe are ready for taking on new tasks and...
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