Who are you kidding, you're not the Messiah

Hey guess what, you can’t do it by yourself! Unless I am mistaken, there is only one Messiah and it’s not you!  Tony, what you are telling me? That in order to grow my business, grow my department and grow my life I have to learn how to delegate to others?

Yes you got it, you have to empower others to leverage your time to focus on those activities that are truly important to your business and your life. In order to assist you, we have put together the following list. Try them and you will be amazed at the difference.

Top 10 Ways to Delegate

  1. Delegate outcomes, don’t dump problems. You must recognise the difference.
  2. Only delegate to people who you trust. Don’t abdicate and hope for the best.
  3. Point out the consequences to the company/yourself if what you’re delegating isn’t successfully managed. Sure, you can also include the consequences to the delegated, but it usually works best for them to get a picture of what’s at stake.
  4. Delegate small pieces at first, then more as they take up the responsibility. Make sure that they’ve handled the small pieces PERFECTLY before you give them more.
  5. Install a reporting system, so that you can catch problems way before they become a real problem. It’s not a matter of trusting/ not trusting the delegated, it’s a matter of your wellness/absence of fear. Facts reassure.
  6. Ask the delegated to develop milestones, midpoints, phases, even if you know what they should be. Let the delegated create this to increase ownership.
  7. Don’t delegate what should be automated. Before you delegate anything, find out how to eliminate the step or accountability at all.
  8. Don’t delegate what only you can do right. This is controversial, but we suggest that you become SO quick/fast at the critical tasks, that you actually do stuff which traditionally ‘could/should’ be delegated.
  9. If you can’t find good people to delegate to, learn from THAT. It may mean that you’re not built to delegate, or that you’re a creative type, or that you just haven’t attracted the right people in your business or life yet. If that’s the case, just keep doing the stuff yourself. You’re probably just not ready.
  10. Spend 3 times more time with the delegated than you think you should. They really do need you. Spend your time being in touch, massaging the process, listening for errors in judgment, removing obstacles, etc. Don’t delegate it and forget it.


The author Tony Gattari is founder and Chief Energy Officer of Achievers group. He is a much in demand passionate professional speaker, business educator, author and corporate and business advisor.  He has worked with over 200 businesses around the world.                 

Website: www.achieversgroup.com.au

Email: tony@achieversgroup.com.au

Phone: 0410 538 521

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