Leaders of fast growing businesses must become masters of delegation. Why? Because fast growth creates more work. More work that continues to land on the desk of the leader is unsustainable (& not much fun!)
Delegating comes naturally to some people. For others, it can be something they know of but struggle to really nail it.
The way I see it, delegating is just a fancy term to describe when I ask for help. For example, at home, if you ask your partner to please buy some milk while they are out, you’ve just delegated. It’s that simple.
At work, if you take 5 mins to teach someone how to fill a shift when a team member calls in sick – you’ve just delegated. Simple.
In my experience, if I ask nicely, people like to help. Delegating works for them because they get more responsibility and it works for me because I have one less job to do.
Delegation. It’s just asking for help.