Category Archive: Delegation

Distraction: Defeating the Beast that Contaminates Leadership and Dilutes Effectiveness

The seduction of distraction is it makes you feel important while diluting usefulness at the same time. The habit of hurry drains fulfillment and frustrates engagement. No one achieves excellence by doing one… Continue reading

Three Questions that Invent the Future and Defeat Stagnation

The future is invented by what you do today, not by what you plan to do tomorrow. Three questions that invent the future: #1. What do you need to stop? If your life… Continue reading

How to Deal with Details for Leaders Who Hate Details

Wrapping gifts sucks the life out of me. Before I wrap, I dread it. While I wrap, I hate it. All I think about is being done with it. The details drain me.… Continue reading

7 Things Successful Leaders Never Delegate

Everything you hang on to eventually holds you back. But one day you will eventually let go of everything. Apart from delegation, you’re overworked and frantic. Delegation is the skill that makes remarkable… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Can’t Stop Helping People

Dear Dan, I work late because I’m being helpful to people on my team. How can I stop helping too much? Sincerely, Too Helpful (Question after a recent presentation.) Dear Too, The desire… Continue reading

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