The Art of Delegation in a Small Business
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The Art of Delegation in a Small Business

Delegation should be easy to do, or so you might think, however it can be very challenging in certain situations particularly for owners of small businesses. As a business owner with a very small team, I have found it can be even harder to let go. It’s my baby. As a control freak, I have often been advised to delegate more and stop doing the work myself. In leadership roles I understand that doing all of the work myself negates the need for a team at all, but find it hard to manage my emotions when delegated tasks don’t go to plan. When I talk about employees, I am also talking about consultants and contractors you may engage to perform specific tasks that you would normally undertake. Whether you have an existing team, or you are coming in as the leader of a new team in a startup, there are simple principles you can employ to make sure you develop a high performing team in your business. Get to know your team Getting to know your team is probably the most important thing to do. My suggestion would be to take each team member out for coffee/lunch, rather than […]

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