Mastering the art of delegation can be the stepping stone to greater and greater advancement in a career. Yet delegation is not as easy as saying, “do this”.
Successful delegation requires trust, time, and patience.
As leaders, we want our teams to be tip-top with skill sets and mindsets. That requires an investment, at least of time. In some cases, money. And yet it really does not require a lot. Years ago, when I worked for a Financial Services firm, we all had to invest …
“The coolest thing about an iPod is you can take your entire music collection with you in your pocket.” This caused the stock to rise almost 7%. This was because Jobs was able to create a meaningful picture in the markets eyes.
How does one avoid this drift? There is a need for a regularly scheduled and structured Alignment Conversation. This is where the executive and then cascading through the organization, operational leaders connect and make sure that everyone is contributing to the overall goals NOT just their own.
Often when people think of accountability and being held accountable they think, “I’m being blamed.” This is NOT accountability, it is blame. And blame doesn’t work. Accountability is giving an accounting of yourself and your commitments. I have taken part in two different accountability groups now, and each week we …
The alternative is to leverage the languages and behaviors of trust to inspire and cultivate teams.