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Delegating - why you should, why you might not be and how you could

New leaders can find it a bit tricky to delegate and so unsurprisingly it comes up a lot in coaching.

If that's you, then I'm hoping this blog might help. Based on a mixture of mine and my clients' experiences, I'm sharing some thoughts and ideas on

  • why you should delegate,

  • the reasons you might have for not delegating, and

  • how you might experiment with changing how you think and what you do, so that you can delegate well and more often.

Why you should delegate

As with any change, the first thing to establish is a good reason to go through the effort of changing - so you need to find your 'why' first.

  • What will happen if you carry on not delegating?

  • What will happen if you do?

  • What can you gain and avoid?

Here are a few reasons to get you started.

You need to delegate because...

If you don't delegate, you'll be doing someone else's job and not your own...and that's not good for you or for them.