Delegation seems to be one of the hardest skills to develop for many persons. Delegation is an important skill to have when managing a team. As anyone progresses in their career, it become even more important to be able to delegate. Someone can survive for a while with weak delegation skills. But if someone doesn’t learn to delegate, it will soon become a major roadblock but as his responsibilities increase. In fact, it may be one of the ultimate success limitation that you can face.
So please learn to delegate, and you will be able to maximize your potential, your leadership and your successes.
Learning to delegate is so important, that we’ve talked about delegation in these previous articles.
I know some people who are working as freelancers, consultant, a business of one, mainly because they have not learned to delegate and even refuse to learn. Their work setup is exactly designed to avoid delegate. They are it all, and they are alone.
But nobody is the best person to do everything, and business growth is very limited if you want to do it all, alone, with no team.
Today, I am proposing to you this good article published by Forbes.com on the importance of delegate, learning it as early as possible and how not delegating can limit anyone’s success
Entrepreneurs: Delegate Before You Have To, Say Your Most Successful Peers
Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first book: Sweat Equity which profiled Americas best entrepreneurs. I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some of the lessons that my co-author Geoffrey N. Smith and I developed, the ones that have stood the test of time. Today, a lesson many of us have a very hard time learning.
The frustrations you feel are both understandable and predictable. As small companies grow, the founder can no longer do everything himself. Many refuse to delegate, and their companies stop growing. Their companies never become any bigger than one person can handle.
Michel Dion, PMP, CPA
Founder and Developer of Project-Aria
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