Delegate It – Don’t Dump It!
Effective delegation skills that empower others and get results!
Format: Digital Downloads
I don’t have time to show someone else right now.
It’s just faster to do it myself.
No one can live up to my quality standards.
These are just a few of the rational reasons people give me why they don’t delegate, or why delegation is so difficult. Contrary to what most people think, the major reason that people don’t delegate has nothing to do with the tasks themselves or to whom they would be delegating. The biggest barriers are our own personal beliefs, values and habits - all very powerful things.
So delegation is hard and isn’t our first response in many cases. And successful delegation is one of the most critical skills for leaders. When we delegate successfully, we not only tap into the potential of our employees, we involve, motivate and develop their skills. Plus – you can accomplish much more, all the while devoting your time and efforts to the tasks you were really promoted to handle.
In Delegate It - Don’t Dump It!, Kevin Eikenberry will uncover the challenges of delegation starting from a deep understanding of why it is difficult and why most people resist it. Then he will give you the tools to become more effective at delegating to others.
You’ll learn how to create success through understanding the strengths and passions of others, thinking about how they will best be successful and providing the tools they need in order to create that success.
We’ll also cover:
- The reason delegation often becomes dumping
- The key difference between sharing responsibility and delegation
- 3 reasons why delegating is dangerous and how to avoid those pitfalls
- 5 ways to use delegation as a true developmental tool
- 4 steps you can take today to share responsibility more successfully
Are you optimizing your time through effective delegation? Are your employees involved and motivated to accept new responsibilities or do they feel like you’re simply dumping busywork or unwanted tasks?
Successfully delegation isn’t about you and your needs. It’s not offloading the tasks that you don’t enjoy. It isn’t even about the organization’s needs (though both of these things matter and provide context).
In the end, like so much else about successful leadership, it’s about the other person. And when you share responsibility, rather than dumping or simply giving and assigning tasks, you have a much better chance to stimulate people’s commitment and accountability for the outcome.
At the end of this powerful program, you will see delegation as far more than a time management technique – you will see it as a critical part of your leadership development. Get specific tips and techniques for going beyond delegating to sharing responsibilities and building a productive, committed and engaged team.
About the Presenter:
Chief Potential Officer
The Kevin Eikenberry Group
Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father (not necessarily in that order).
Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin’s specialties include leadership, teams and teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, organizational learning and more.
Kevin’s philosophy in business and in life is that every person and every organization have extraordinary potential. Investments of time, energy, focus and money are required for that potential to be realized. He believes learning is an active, ongoing process, not a passive, one-time event. Learning, work and life should be fun; and, if we are doing it right, work (and learning) is play.
He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small firms, universities, government agencies, hospitals, and more. His client list includes the American Red Cross, A & W Canada, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, John Deere, Purdue University, Sears Canada, Shell, Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Mint, Verizon and many more.
He is the bestselling author of Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time; Vantagepoints on Learning and Life; LeadershipTweet: 140 Bite Sized Ideas to Help You Become the Leader You Were Born to Be; and the co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership. Kevin also has been a contributor to thirteen Training and Development Sourcebooks since 1997.ORDER NOW
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