Through a special arrangement, presented here for discussion is a summary of a current article from Getting Personal About Business, the blog of Zahn Consulting, LLC.
One of the first determinations a business owner or executive has to make is what their biggest or best contribution can be to the sustaining and scaling of the business. Hand-in-hand with those come decisions on what responsibilities to delegate to others. An article in the January Entrepreneur Magazine, written by Paula Andruss, addressed eight tasks that should be handed off to allow a business to grow. Her list includes:
Similarly, Michael Hyatt, author of the best-seller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, speaks to the same topic in his blog post and provides a helpful matrix that clarifies the ways delegation can be helpful to a business owner.
Mr. Hyatt quotes Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, as saying, "I purposed never to do anything others could or would do when there was so much of importance to be done that others could or would not do."
By properly placing the decision or task into the correct quadrant, the decision becomes much easier to identify and the determination of what actions to take becomes known.
In your experience, do executives tend to delegate too much or too little?