Recently, I went through the Fierce Delegation O2 training, and I was confronted with just how much anxiety I have around delegating. Logically, I know that I have responsibilities on my plate that others would benefit to now own, and yet, I don’t delegate them.
The honest truth- I want to remain in control. I’ve been doing it my own way for a while now, and I know it works.
Does this mentality do anyone- myself, my organization, my colleagues - any good?
While revisiting the delegation training I had an “aha” moment: my control was standing in the way of not just my colleague’s growth…also my own.
The Fierce Delegation training is designed to use delegation as a relationship builder. Delegating effectively is an opportunity to review your workload and make sure your time is being well spent. It is also about switching your perspective away from only delegating menial tasks and, instead, thinking of delegating as a way to grow the skill set of a colleague or direct report.
Knowing all this, here are three next steps to delegate and feel good about it:
My plan is to start this today. This is a tough challenge, and I want to keep the momentum of my epiphany moving me forward!
My question to you is: are you currently delegating as effectively as you could be?