Great leaders focus on what only they can do.
This can include focusing on culture, vision, what’s next for their organization, brand awareness and what your organization is doing well – versus being stuck in the weeds of tactical, day-to-day business operations.
Wouldn’t it be great to not have any tasks that are required of you? To know that if you were to step out at any time, the business would keep running smoothly because nothing is waiting on you.
When you surround yourself with leaders who are smarter than you — and you delegate what you don’t want to do or shouldn’t be doing — you can achieve success in your role.
And that’s the way it should be.
As a leader, you have to invest in your team in order for them to grow. And when you’re succinct and connected at the top, it trickles down into the entire organization.
Your team wants the opportunity to take on more and be empowered and grow — so why not let them?
And sure. You could create email campaigns, track down leads to set up meetings, do your own expenses and manage your social, but why would you? Why would you want to spend your valuable – and expensive – time on tasks that can easily be delegated to someone else?
Delegating can help remove the burden of important but low-value tasks from your responsibility. And as those to whom you delegate handle more and more tasks, you get more and more time to focus on that which only you can do: Growing your business as the owner, visionary, dreamer, and big-idea haver.
Done right, the investment more than pays for itself.
In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon and our CEO Tricia Sciortino have a conversation about delegating in order to grow your business and give yourself the space to do the important things only you can do.
When it comes to experiencing growth in your business, you have to think differently about how you run it. You can't keep doing everything on your own; you have to delegate.
To get started, you can download three of our delegation resources, Delegate to Elevate, 10 Strategies to Unleash Your Productivity, and Rise Up & Lead Well.