Becoming a good delegator doesn’t happen overnight.
Particularly for Type-A leaders and contributors, delegation involves more than just shifting work away from oneself and unto others. For this reason and others, it’s important to approach delegation as an ongoing exercise.
Even when all the items on your to-do list are checked off, or after they’ve been dispensed into other capable hands, there are always more tasks to learn, adopt and test delegating.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of solid delegation resources. From top bloggers to well-known business journals, surely there’s something here for you. Happy delegating!
- ) The Art of Manliness: As a “blog dedicated to uncovering the lost art of being a man,” The Art of Manliness might seem like an unlikely source to get advice about delegation. But it turns out that Brett McKay has much to say to men (and any reader, really) about “growing up well”—and part of that requires utilizing one’s strengths and resources to meet the dimensions of business, love, parenting and creativity well. Inspired by his grandfather’s inimitable ability of navigate life and its many facets, McKay and his team of writers tackle topics like personal development, wellness, relationships, finances and, yes, delegation.
- ) Art Rainer: Art Rainer’s goal is to help people in “managing God’s resources at home and work”. To be successful in blending both spheres of life, delegation is clearly part of the plan. Art tackles topics like “Why Young Leaders Struggle with Delegation,” among other delegation-related posts. By day, Art is the VP of Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, perhaps making him a suitable source to broach this subject and others—such as leadership, communications, ministry and personal growth.
- ) EntreLeadership: Focused on “helping business owners become better leaders,” EntreLeadership helps people blend entrepreneurship with leadership. Through podcasts, events, coaching and its blog, visitors will find plentiful sources and guidance about navigating operations while fostering headship. Delegation is clearly a top topic among this audience, bringing up more than 500 search results.
- ) Entrepreneurial Marketing System (EOS ®): This operational philosophy simplifies business performance and was crafted expressly with business owners in mind. EOS is part model, part process and part toolkit—together forming an interconnected approach to boosting organizational vision, traction and health.
- ) Getting Things Done ®: Inspired by David Allen’s book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, the GTD site crystallizes some of the same concepts associated with the work-life methodology and management system. In particular, Allen seeks to bridge the busyness of daily life with the promise of becoming more productive and stress-free in spite of it.
- ) Harvard Business Review: A standard-bearer in the world of business, HBR is the go-to source of entrepreneurs, executives and professionals. Not to be outdone by other industry periodicals, the Harvard Business Review offers a wealth of articles about timeless and trending business topics, including delegation.
- ) Intuit QuickBooks: You probably know this brand for their popular bookkeeping and accounting software, but did you know that Intuit offers a wellspring of information about business topics? The QuickBooks Resource Center features all sorts of articles, guides, tools and videos about every topic that a new, aspiring or established entrepreneur needs—such as operations, technology, taxes, current events, HR and more. A search for “delegation” brings up a wealth of content about how to scale your business, make the most of limited time and enjoy life.
- ) Michael Hyatt: This former BELAY client, bestseller author and “virtual mentor” is a highly sourced thought leader in issues of faith, personal achievement and business. These days, his core focus is to help “high achievers . . . get the clarity, confidence and tools [needed] to win at work and succeed at life.” Perhaps as expected, a big part of this success revolves around the topic of delegation and related themes like productivity, efficiency and time management.
Ultimately, becoming a better delegator requires a commitment that begins from within. But we at BELAY believe in making the most of our resources – and if others are already mastering this tough nut to crack, why re-create the wheel? On that note, did we miss any top delegation pros? We’d love to hear from you and help out other readers in the process. Share your choice delegation thinkers, advisers and sources in the comments below or on Facebook.