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Instead of Delegating You Do Everything Yourself

Management by objectives external and management by delegation external go hand in hand. Is there a need for an employee when the manager does everything? Well, let’s think about it in different terms: can any manager dance at 50 weddings at the same time?

At how many weddings are you dancing?

    Certainly there will be times when the manager knows best how to do a specific task. But why not take the opportunity to teach the team? Delegation is good management, but it’s also a sign of leadership. Often you hear that managers cut their hours significantly once they learned how to delegate effectively. This gives them more time to concentrate on what managers should be thinking about.
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.”
Chinese Proverb

Are you taking over tasks from the team or do you teach?

Do you delegate?

Do you consider delegating before you start a task?


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