It’s Called Delegation for a Reason – Give up Control to Get Control

Do you hire stupid people or do they just get stupid after working for you? Your job is to teach people what they need to know to accomplish the goal and then get out of their way. You must ‘Give up Control To Get Control”

Brian Smith - Enhancing Lives & Transforming Leadership

Do you know me? I’m the one who is constantly looking over your shoulder. I lurk in the shadows, waiting for you to slip up so that I can pounce. Still don’t recognize me? My way is always the only way. I need to be in charge and I go out of my way to make sure everyone knows it. If this sounds like you, then perhaps you and I are one and the same: the typical “A” personality? (I’ll let you decide what the “A” stands for). If you haven’t guessed all ready – we’re the micro-manager; the classic control-freak. Trust me – I speak from experience. There’s no question that the control freak style of managing others does get results. But the question you need to ask yourself is “Will this style of managing – which was born out of the 1940’s and 50’s – be the same…

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