Category Archive: Delegation

4 Ways to Delegate Before it’s too Late

You waited too long to delegate if you’re going under for the third time. Delegation isn’t a life preserver for overworked leaders. Desperation is a lousy context for delegation. Practice proactive delegation: #1.… Continue reading

Delegation is the Decision to Replace Yourself

You’d delegate if you had the time, but it’s easier to do it yourself. Even though your brain says the previous sentence is self-limiting and ridiculous, managers still say it. Managers know ‘doing… Continue reading

Drive For Results Vs. Need for Approval

Successful leaders have high drive for results (hi-DFR) and low need for approval (lo-NFA). The rule: The rule of drive: As drive for results (DFR) goes up – social courtesy goes down. Who… Continue reading

Who’s Got the Monkey

Full disclosure: This post is an excuse to show our youngest granddaughter with the screaming monkey. Audiences love “Who’s got the monkey” stories. The idea is based on a 1974 HBR article by… Continue reading

12 Sentences that Prevent Reverse Delegation

Reverse delegation happens when delegated tasks end up back in your bucket. Reverse delegation stalls the trajectory of your career, the growth of your team, and the success of your organization. Why reverse… Continue reading

Over-engaged Leaders Produce Disengaged Teams

Over-engaged leaders work way too hard. Over-engaged leaders produce disengaged teams. Work to make space for others, if you’re an over-engaged leader. Over-engaged leaders: Love check lists. Don’t dive into problem-solving without exploring… Continue reading