Delegation Warm Ups


Your brain is like a muscle. And just like any muscle in your body, with the proper exercise and training, your brain will increase in strength on a multitude of levels. The warm up exercises below are designed to increase blood flow to your brain, challenge your critical thinking and prepare you for the insights you’ll receive from the webinars, lessons and exercises presented in the upcoming series. Have fun!

Three Delegation StoriesSometimes it helps to cement a concept with examples – good and bad.  Here are three stories of delegation that illustrate this point … the last one with a touch of humor!

Oprah Winfrey Starts Every Meeting With These Same 3 Sentences – Kicking off meetings can be awkward — there might be chit-chat among colleagues about totally irrelevant topics since they’re all finally in the same space, and there are almost always stragglers and those who forget to call in well past the five-minute grace period.

Successful Delegation: Using the Power of Other People’s Help – Start by specifying the outcome you desire to the people you trust to deliver it. Establish controls, identify limits to the work and provide sufficient support, but resist upward delegation. Keep up to date with progress, and focus on results rather than procedures. Finally, when the work is completed, give recognition where it’s
deserved.

The Secret to Making a Great Team – Put five, eight, 12 or more people together in a room, and it’s a crapshoot as to how well they’ll function as a team. The larger the group, the more difficult it becomes.

Why Highly Efficient Leaders Fail – With ever-increasing demands at work for both mid-level and senior leaders, the ability to execute and get things done is a key driver of success. But it can ultimately become a leader’s downfall, resulting in unintended costs for the individual, as well as for their teams and organizations.

Bill Gates’ Success Comes From This One Rule – Bill Gates has had plenty to say about achieving success over the years. The co-founder of Microsoft, an avid reader of about 50 books a year returned to his alma mater, Lakeside School, to help celebrate the prep school’s 100th
anniversary.

Delegate or… A Story – I’m going to tell you a story about a new manager; he’s 34 years old, a dedicated and highly intelligent individual, used to succeeding in life through a high work ethic and a strong line of sight on the end goal.

DISC Uncovered: Why High Ds Waste Time – According to the DISC behavioral-styles model, there are four components to a person’s behavior. Those are Dominance, Influence, Steadiness or Compliance. Just about everyone has one style that ranks higher than the others, making it their predominant style.