Are you afraid to, “lose it” in business? A lot of great leaders attempt to credit their team of people with their rise to success, but, plenty of leaders also say it was their “Type A” or “control freak” nature that got them to such a high career point. In hindsight, however, wouldn’t that climb to the top have been a little easier if they had just delegated some of the work? Why is it so scary to let others help, especially when it is their job to do so?
Looking at a project and knowing what to hand off to others isn’t always easy, and it can be overwhelming for even the most proficient leader… so, they decide to do it all alone. Unfortunately, that just leaves their team in the dust, feeling undervalued and unmotivated.
It doesn’t have to be that way, and you don’t have to spend a ton of time in project management classes to understand how and when to delegate. Team building activities can give you, the leader, a demonstration of how to hand off tasks and jobs to your team. Your team learns more about you, your expectations and each other at the same time, creating a cohesive entity of pure business success. With team building under your belt, delegating is easier, and you still get to remain in command of your own ship. You’re a more effective leader, and you’re a lot less stressed at the end of the day.
When you delegate, you’re not only helping yourself out,you’re placing value on an employee’s skills and competence. Considering your employees and team are there because they want to work for you and your company; delegating is part of their payment. Valued employees are motivated employees… and that starts with you… and maybe a little team building to show you how to get there.
We can show you how to delegate like a pro through our experiential team building programs. Check it out, and then give us a buzz to get your business booming!