Tag Archives: delegating work

Top bosses reveal their secrets for getting things done | BBC News

Getting things done can be hard for anyone.

However, when you’re at the very top of an organisation and juggling multiple demands it’s even tougher.

To drive their organisations to success, chief executives need to be crystal clear about their goals.

They also need to not get distracted when carrying them out.

The key to keeping on top of your workload and not getting overwhelmed includes:

Delegating work, keeping meetings fairly short and working intensely in only short bursts.

You should also remember to stay focussed, and keep a decent work-life balance otherwise you will risk burning out.

Here some of the world’s top business leaders share their secrets to not getting bogged down by the details.

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When You Should Delegate, and When You Shouldn’t | Mashable.com

“Non-delegator” sounds so much nicer than “control freak” or “know-it-all,” but truth be told, that’s just semantics. Delegating can be scary — especially if you’ve been burned before and if you know exactly how you like things done — but I probably don’t have to tell you that it’s a crucial part of moving up the ladder.That said, that instinct to hold some projects close to the vest isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes you really should keep a project on your own plate. The trick is knowing when you should pass a task along hint: the correct answers go way beyond when you’re too swamped to care how it’s done and to whom.So, take a deep breath, have faith that your colleagues and employees are capable of doing a great job, too, and use the guide below to discern if you’re keeping a project because it’s the sensible rather than territorial choice.

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6 Ways to Delegate More Effectively | Inc.com

“The surest way for an executive to kill himself is to refuse to learn how, and when, and to whom to delegate work,” said James Cash Penney, founder of the J.C. Penney retail chain.

When you grow, you have to know when to let go. You have to know when to delegate down so you can rise up. I’ve learned that people will seldom let you down if they understand that your destiny is in their hands, and vice versa.

The inability to delegate properly is the main reason that executives fail. But managers often mistake delegation for passing off work. So they don’t do it–and they wind up wasting their time as well as the company’s time and resources.

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