037: Delegating at Work & Home: How to Empower Your Team

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037: Delegating at Work & Home: How to Empower Your Team

Learn why delegating to your team at work or home is an integral part of being productive and keeping up with your customized systems. I’m discussing the various barriers that keep people from delegating and how to persevere through those perceptions and assumptions. After listening to this episode, you’ll understand the steps you can take to easily delegate to your team, allowing yourself to work more effectively on what matters most.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • How to empower and lead your team to work together and complete tasks.
  • Four main reasons why people don’t delegate tasks and how to move past those perceptions.
  • Solutions for combating situations when you feel like you can’t delegate.
  • Six kinds of tasks that are great to delegate to your team.
  • Strategizing the steps from start to finish for your delegations so you will see them through to the end.

What To Do Next:

  • Use the Delegating Worksheet to lay the foundation and prepare to delegate (linked below).
  • Start empowering others to feel confident and motivated as a team so that you can delegate tasks more often.

Resources and Links

  • CLICK HERE to download the Process of Delegation Worksheet.
  • Reasons why you may not be delegating:
    • The belief that you don’t have enough time to delegate and teach others.
    • Fear of losing control of the tasks and projects you care about.
    • Not enough confidence in your team. Which in turn lets your team not have confidence in themselves.
    • The need to please everyone. Some convince themselves that they can get that one last thing done and make sure everyone else is happier.
  • Tasks to delegate:
    • Automated tasks
    • Teachable tasks
    • Tasks others can do better
    • Insignificant tasks – unimportant but urgent tasks
    • Tasks that you’re not responsible for – such as cleaning your child’s room
  • Make a list of tasks you want to delegate and a list of your teammates alongside that using the download.
  • Think about the skills and development of each of your teammates in order to decide who to delegate to.
  • Decide your outcomes. How important is it that the task is done a certain way? How thoroughly do you want it done?
  • Make sure you have the supplies and resources needed for the delegation. When everyone has what they need for the task, it will get done.
  • Anticipate questions. People on your team will have questions if this is the first time they’re completing it. Be ready with answers to help them work effectively.
Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton