Welcome to Season 1, Episode 15 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. In this episode, my co-host Kristen McCall and I discuss developing the leadership skill of delegating. Why is delegating vital to your organization’s success? Listen and find out!
In this episode you will learn:
- How you should divide up your time as a leader to build and develop the organization
- The first question you should ask if you know you don’t delegate well
- How to get feedback from your team about how well you delegate now
- What to do if your team doesn’t respect you as a leader
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“I think it’s a leader’s job to give the organization the tools they need to be successful. You should come alongside another leader and help them lead, but one of the key aspects of delegating with confidence is that you care more about tomorrow than you do today. The place where you’ll mess up as a leader is that you want to get it right, right now. The reason you’re a leader is because you probably know how to get it right, right now. You’ve been there, you have more experience, so you could do it better maybe than the leader that you’re developing. You could do it better than the team that you’re developing, but that’s not good for anyone.”
“My goal is really to help my team succeed. The bigger goal is to help your organization succeed, so be very, very, very aware of how you’re doing as a leader in delegating and empowering others, and giving them permission to fail. Give your team permission to do it differently than you would do it. The goal is not to do it the way you want it done, and the short-term goal is not even that you get it done right. It’s more the overall development of your organization and your leaders, both for the short-term and the long-term, and empowerment is one of the best ways to grow and develop.”
“Whenever you admit to yourself as a leader you’re not perfect, there’s something about that in your own development that allows you to give that gift to others. When you empower others, they’re not perfect either. They’re not going to get it all right, and the objective is not to get it all right or to be perfect. The objective is to grow, develop, so that you have a stronger, healthier organization, so don’t be afraid. Ask for help, but lead. Bring the gifts.”
You can download a complete transcription of the episode here.
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