Leadership

Why Delegation is the Secret Sauce of Leadership

If you’re considering hiring a Virtual Assistant, chances are you’ve already embraced a decentralized team model, or you’re well on your way. A decentralized team comes with a set of unique challenges – when you’re not in the same building, how can you create a healthy culture of agility and speed? One of the key…

If you’re considering hiring a Virtual Assistant, chances are you’ve already embraced a decentralized team model, or you’re well on your way. A decentralized team comes with a set of unique challenges – when you’re not in the same building, how can you create a healthy culture of agility and speed?

One of the key factors in assuring health, agility and speed is an enthusiastic embrace of delegation. Delegation isn’t about side-stepping tasks you hate, getting rid of mundane tasks, or unloading your weaknesses – it’s a product of effective leadership.

You are not your cheapest resource! Enthusiastically embrace delegation.

Delegation is one of those things for leaders that seems so simple, but can be a bear to execute. It’s so easy to fool ourselves into believing that we are our cheapest resource! While taking every task upon ourselves might be cost-effective, it is almost never profitable nor emotionally feasible.

Organizations who actively embrace delegation report the following hallmarks:

  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Responsiveness
  • Creativity
  • Productivity
  • Efficiency
  • High Morale
  • Team Satisfaction

When leaders of organizations don’t embrace delegation, the opposite traits are true. Plus, life margin of a leader disappears.  If you’ve hired a team you trust, and a team whose strengths you actively understand (including our stellar VA’s… sorry, couldn’t resist), delegation is a no brainer.

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