How To Develop Delegation Skills

How To Develop Delegation Skills

“The secret of success is not in doing your own work, but in recognising the right person to do it.”– Andrew CarnegieThe great American businessman and philanthropist died almost 100 year ago yet these powerful words still ring true today. The Art of Delegation is something that great leaders do well, yet so many of us waste such time and effort trying to complete countless tasks when the answer is usually right in front of us, find someone else who can complete the task, so you can get on with what you are supposed to be doing.Delegating TasksHave you heard the story of the airline pilot who could not delegate? One day he was flying a large Airbus from London to New York. Over 200 passengers and crew on board. Halfway through the flight he received a call from his senior cabin steward.  “We have a problem in the passenger toilets sir, they’re all backing up and over-flowing!” The pilot turned to his co-pilot, “Don’t touch anything!” he commanded.” I’ll be right back.”He jumped out of his seat and raced down the gangway of the plane towards the toilet, grabbing a plunger from the steward on the way. For 10 minutes the pilot was in the toilets, trying feverishly to unblock the toilet as three or four of the cabin staff stood around him watching, until one of them turned to the other and said “Who’s flying the plane?”The story of course is fictitious, but how many former or current managers or bosses can you identify as the pilot of that plane? And why do they find it so...
5 Interpersonal Skills You Need to Succeed

5 Interpersonal Skills You Need to Succeed

If you’re highly motivated but struggling to get where you want to go, then improving your people skills could be the key to your future success.All of our endeavors, whatever they may be involve nurturing positive relations with the people we interact with.What if I showed you the key interpersonal skills that used correctly will help you double your effectiveness with people?Keep reading.Communication Communication is the ability to make your desire’s and your intentions understood clearly. Although this, in theory, sounds easy in practice you must be able to –Present your message clearly and specifically in a way the other person can understand itHave empathy, so you can accurately predict how the other person will feel about what you say or do Listen proactively so you can see how the person is reacting to what you have saidThe ability to communicate effectively with bosses, colleagues, and subordinates is essential, no matter where you work.10 useful communication skills to help you stand out from the crowdVia The BalanceEmpathyEmpathy is the ability to accurately interpret the concern, needs, and feelings of others and is an absolutely essential interpersonal skill for anyone. Advancing your empathy skills will pay off continuously for many years.Finding the balance using empathy is important and to do that you will need to understand what the 3 types of empathy are.Via Skills You NeedLeadershipThere are literally 100’s of different styles of leading and just as many leadership models, it can be extremely frustrating trying to separate the good from the bad, but Daniel Goleman has done an extremely good job of it. Daniel Goleman’s six leadership styles have been produced from his years of research...