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If you have every ridden a segway you will know that we need to move the handle forward to move and further forward to go faster or pull it back to slow down. We are slowing ourselves down if we don't learn toย delegate effectively and we are short-changing our team and ourself. The biggest problem with delegation is there are a range of reasons why... Read more...
Delegation is NOT abdication. The meaning of abdication is 'failure to fulfil a responsibility or duty'. This is what a lot of leaders believe they are doing if they start delegating tasks and projects to team members. When we have a limiting belief like this it prevents us from tapping into our best thinking and stops our team from thriving. When we... Read more...
ย Micromanagement can lead to low team morale, high employee turnover and low productivity. As a leader, giving your team room to do their job, treating them as individuals and coaching them to reach their potential leads to high performance. When you link this to delegating well - your team will thrive and love what they do. My belief is that everyone comes to... Read more...
As the level of uncertainty in organisations continues and pressure to perform increases the levels of organisational cortisol stays high. And this is a bad thing! Cortisol is hormone produced in high amounts when we are feeling stressed or we are in high states of uncertainty. We produce oxytocin when we feel safe and trusted and leads us to... Read more...
Great leaders who are effective delegators create a culture of open and honest discussion. It isnโ€™t about losing sight of what their team are doing โ€“ as mentioned in my post yesterday, leaders who delegate do need to follow up and have systems and processes in place to keep track of who is doing what. We can often be confused about what delegation... Read more...
Our role and our work will suffer if we do not listen to feedback especially if it's related to work that has been delegated to us.ย When our boss has provided us with feedback based on work they have delegated โ€“ if we do not listen and consider it, our work is put at risk and we narrow our focus on what is possible.On the flip side, as a leader, when you have... Read more...
There is no question that the high-performance teams I have worked with and observed have high levels of trust between all team members.ย  Trust s very evident in high performance teams. These teams are highly focused on their goals, achieve superior results, and outperform similar teams. We watch each otherโ€™s backs; have a diversity of skills... Read more...
The type of shadow a leader casts is crucial to good leadership and when leading others through change. What we do, not what we say, stays in peopleโ€™s minds and influences our behaviour. A few years ago a leader of a corporation stated that everyone in the company would now ๏ฌ‚y economy and not business class. The next time a team ๏ฌ‚ew somewhere everyone moved to... Read more...
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