Deborah Peppard - HR Director
What kind of Manager are you?
Are you a Micro-manager who rules with an iron fist, hoards all the power and controls decisions?
Or are you a Delegator who shares the duties and is more consultative than dictatorial, relinquishes power, and shares responsibility?
To be a great leader, you have to learn how to delegate well. We have 5 tips on how to become a better delegator and improve your leadership qualities.
Lessons to be Learned
One of the most difficult lessons that great leaders must learn is how to make the shift from the doing to the leading. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your ability to stay hands on and to deliver on projects. But as time marches on and your responsibilities increase and become more onerous, the difference between an effective leader who motivates and drives their team to deliver great work, and a mediocre manager with a frustrated and a disaffected team will become more obvious.
The Key to Great Leadership
Delegation does not come easily to everyone so we have 5 quick suggestions on how to improve:
Effective delegation leads to improved morale, increased confidence and higher levels of skills in employees. Make it your mission to choose an activity and a person to delegate it to, and see what positives it can bring this week.
If you need help with your leadership and management skills, call or email the team at HR Staff n’ Stuff and we’ll talk you through the workshops we have to help you and your team become more effective.
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