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The Control Freak’s Guide To Delegating

Thinking that you are the only one who can accomplish something is an excuse to remain in control. Here’s how to let go and get more done.<p>If you feel like you’re never able to get everything done, the problem might not be the number of hours in a day. Maybe you should brush up on your delegating …

5 Tips to Master the Delicate Art of Delegation

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Control freak. Workaholic. Credit hog.<p>Managers who fall into one or more of these groups usually have one thing in common: a refusal to delegate. Often, though, these managers are none of the above. They just haven’t mastered …

Leadership

Effective Delegation in Three Simple Steps

Delegation isn't a do-it and forget-it action. "Very rarely can you have one conversation and hand somebody a project, and then boom, it magically …

Project Management

The 3 Most Deadly Mistakes When Delegating to Your Team

Which of these three mistakes keeps you trapped 'controlling' your business operations?<p>Cheryl ran a $1.5 million per year glass company. She worked hard, typically 70 hours a week, and she was scared to death to empower her team to "own" functions and responsibilities within the business.<p>"<i>David</i>," …

Business Strategy

What Happens When You Empower Employees Instead of Micromanage Them?

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s difficult to take ownership and focus on being productive with your boss leaning over you, watching your every move. At workplaces where managers demand to sign off on all work orders, employees are often left waiting for …

Leadership

7 Ways Leaders Can Empower Their Employees To Succeed

Of the many, many things that today’s leaders are expected to do, one of the most sought-after abilities in a leader is someone who can motivate and …

Leadership

How (and What) To Delegate

Doing things you could hire out costs entrepreneurs big money. Can you really afford NOT to delegate?<p><i>Do you struggle to get all of your tasks completed?</i><p><i>Does it feel like no one else can (or will) do as good a job as you can do yourself?</i><p><i>Has your personal life been sacrificed to a business that isn't</i> …

Small Business

Randy Pausch’s 8 Rules of Successful Delegation

Our CEO once recommended me Randy Pausch’s talk on <i>Time Management</i> and I <i></i>was totally blown away by it. The part about <i>methods of successful delegation</i> …

Why The Best Leaders Delegate?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Being a leader is tough. Whether you're a CEO of a big company, trying to run a small business, or even in charge at a volunteer or non-profit …

Leadership

How to Delegate to Millennials in 5 Simple Steps

Save time, build trust, and develop future leaders by delegating in these five simple steps.<p>Delegation is the catalyst behind the growth of any business or team. Entrepreneurs and leaders must choose control or growth. They can't have both. If growth is your choice, then you must delegate.<p>To …

Leadership

The One Thing You Need to Remember When Assigning Tasks to Your Team

There are only two ways to create value: through projects and processes. Leaders need to understand the difference and make sure they put “project …

Learn when to delegate and when to micromanage

Micromanaging has become a dirty word in the corporate world. It's used by employees to describe overzealous managers, who don't trust them to perform the simplest of tasks without constant intervention.<p>Certainly, no one wants to work for a boss, who allows them no freedom, and who doesn't want …

Give employees generous boundaries.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, boundaries don’t restrict team members; they empower them. Define the boundaries within which an employee can make his or her own decisions. In doing so, you give them freedom to act.<p>For example, if you allow a customer service rep to spend up to 20% of a customer’s …

Your Employees Do Not Need To Be 'Empowered'

Have you noticed a certain trend in leadership circles? Career advice columns and business consultants are encouraging leaders to "empower" their teams to promote accountability and achievement.<p>When faced with employees seeking guidance, these five magic little words supposedly lead to …

Delegation dilemma: Are you passing the baton or passing the buck?

Most leaders pride themselves on their ability to make decisions, but when they affect other people, many start to feel uncomfortable. The temptation …

Corporate diversity programs don't work, and a new study shows why

Companies have been aware of this lack of diversity comes with a price tag for some time.<p>In the last 15 years, Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) has paid out nearly $500 million to settle lawsuits related to either racial or sexualdiscrimination.<p>Diverse workplaces are also more …

France burkini swimsuit ban a 'serious, illegal attack' on freedom, human rights group says

A ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit by several French towns will come before France's highest administrative court, a tribunal says.<p>The Human …

Travel, Racism And Why Words Matter So Much

A few weeks before I went to China I was on a tour in Marrakech and met a travel blogger couple from the States. When I mentioned excitedly that I was going on a press trip to China, their reaction caught me off guard. "Why would you want to go there? The people are disgusting and the food is …

Ad Execs Tackle #Diversity

With a major sexual harassment case brewing and amidst longstanding complaints about the advertising industry’s alleged sexism, a number of top execs …

Gender Equality In Marketing -- So Slow

Last week’s gender equality debacle with Kevin Roberts, Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi and “head coach” of parent Publicis Groupe, is illustrative of the continuing gender challenge. (Roberts’ full interview can be viewed on Business Insider.)<p>It was gratifying to see the client community speak out …

Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership

“Creativity is not some exotic, optional extra,” says the author of Out of Minds: Learning to be Creative. “It’s a strategic issue.”<p>Sir Ken Robinson is among the world’s elite thinkers when it comes to creativity and innovation. The author of <i>Out of Minds: Learning to be Creative</i>, a 10th anniversary …

40% of Your Team’s Effort Is Wasted. These 4 Methods Get Results

40% of what a team does ends up as “process loss.” It’s overhead that wouldn’t exist if everything could be done by one person. Wasted …

Bestsellers

An All-Call for a New Style of Leadership

Over the past 10 years, the world has changed dramatically. The enormous increases in globalization and in technology, the power of “social media” to …

The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results

On a midsummer afternoon in 1957, a church fundraiser altered the course of music history. It was just after 4:00 when a group of teenagers took the …

Six Criteria to Test Your Leadership Engagement

<i>Editor’s Note: This post is part of the series “Workplace Morale,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the folks at SmartBrief’s</i> …

Employee Engagement

Three Ways to Actually Engage Employees

Nobody washes a rental car.<p>People will go the extra mile only if they feel they have ownership. It’s much the same in the workplace. Employees who take ownership of their work — and who feel that what they are doing matters — are far more likely than others to feel engaged on the job.<p>You can have …

5 Steps To Unleash The Power Of Your People

Let’s be honest. A lot of people are unhappy at their jobs. They feel unfulfilled, unappreciated, stifled and just plain bored. And their performance reflects it.<p>Many of us have been there at some point in our work lives: crummy boss, lame culture (think logo mugs and posters riddled with “upbeat” …

10 Surprising Scientific Facts About Teams

The most recent scientific research proves that much of what we thought we knew about teams is mostly dead wrong.<p>Everyone knows that “teamwork” is important to success, but it’s only been recently that scientists have “cracked the code” of what makes a team successful.<p>The newly published Team …

Leadership

Twitter is facing a class action lawsuit for gender discrimination

A former software engineer says the company's promotion process favors men<p>Silicon Valley is having a rough week. Today, the judge in the Ellen Pao trial ruled that Pao could sue her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, for punitive damages. Earlier this week, we reported that a …

Eat This Oatmeal for Breakfast and You'll Have a Ton of Energy | shopswell

This amazing bowl of oatmeal is the result of much research and testing, combining several highly potent and nutritious grains, its goal to provide …