Hurry Slowly

Hurry Slowly

From an old Latin line, festina lente, or hurry slowly, is the notion that if you do things too fast you’re likely to waste time going back to correct mistakes. To hurry slowly is to work carefully and methodically and it’ll be the fastest way to achieve the desired...
The productive benefits of delegating

The productive benefits of delegating

Steve was on the verge of being put into performance management because the management of his team was not going well. Steve couldn’t understand why his team became unengaged when he was promoted into the management position. Results were average, the team was...
Why Delegating Is Hard To Do…or is it?

Why Delegating Is Hard To Do…or is it?

In school I was very average academically, sport and socialising had way more appeal! Even when I put effort in my grades were never anything to get excited about. I even failed English in one semester – that hurt! And that contributed greatly to me having to...
Delegation is NOT a dirty word

Delegation is NOT a dirty word

At the start of a short-term internship project in 1999, the manager handed over a thick report and said, “Read this, then let’s talk about how you will fix it.” That moment, I later realised, was a tipping point for me as an employee, project manager, and future...