To be an effective delegator, it’s necessary to shift your mindset and move away from the egocentric “I can do it myself” or “I don’t need any support” attitude we call “Rugged Individualism.” While individualism and self-reliance might be important in the early stages of development, it proves to be disabling later on. As we grow older, those who hold firmly to this idea are trapped by their weaknesses. This makes it difficult, and then impossible, for them to develop their unique talents and opportunities.
Unless you can shift away from this mindset, you’ll find yourself spending time on activities where you have little ability. You’ll begin to find that knowledge and skills that had previously led to success now lead to failure, damaging your confidence and growth. Further, you won’t recognize or use the abilities of those around you.
Tapping into the strengths of others is the key to great success, and it’s where you’ll find the greatest opportunity. It’s important to appreciate that other people have amazing strengths, and when partnered with your own, they can lead to bigger and better results. Working as a team, you can transform your weaknesses by tapping into others’ strengths.
Harness the power of delegation, tap into the skills of your team, and experience the momentum of Unique Ability Teamwork.
Delegation isn’t easy, and it can go wrong. Here are some tips to enhance your thinking about teamwork and delegation so you can grow to your next level of success:
Leadership vs. Management
Move away from being in control to being in charge and get clear on your role as the leader in your company.