Leadership Perspectives

6 ways to delegate more effectively

August 25, 2014

In the management and leadership classes that I teach, I’ve proven time and again that even leaders just starting out understand the benefits of delegating, the consequences of failing to delegate, and even some of the reasons that they don’t delegate.  Yet the need to delegate more effectively comes up repeatedly on the list of […]

The downside of failing to delegate

August 11, 2014

We are certain that leaders – at least on an intellectual level – understand the benefits of effective delegation.  Yet too many delegate too little.  Would we delegate more if we truly understood the impact of NOT delegating?  Perhaps. Here’s just a few of the consequences that arise out of a failure to delegate: You, […]

Benefits of delegation and why leaders don’t delegate

July 29, 2014

As leaders, we know that we should delegate so that we can spend our time more efficiently and give others in our organizations the opportunity to learn.  We also know that we don’t delegate nearly as much as we should.   We even know that there are negative consequences associated with not delegating more and we […]

Want success? Don’t try to go it alone.

January 28, 2014

We’ve all heard that “It’s lonely at the top.”  Indeed, it can be lonely no matter where you are in the organizational structure.  But it seems that leaders – whether leading organizations, departments, or single projects – often feel that the onus is on them to tough it out alone. They have to be smart […]

Four step plan for cleaning up unresolved issues and projects

April 25, 2012

Those issues that you know you need to address but just haven’t gotten to, and those half-finished projects, often the result of multitasking (see prior post: Multitasking: a less effective way to cope), are like the proverbial ball and chain that weigh us down.  Over time, unresolved issues contribute just as much stress, if not […]

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