Never Forget to Say Thank You!
I hate sounding like everyone’s mom but you must never, EVER forget your manners. Whether you are overseeing an event or an organization, working with volunteers or high paid professionals, you must ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SAY THANK YOU!Continue reading “The 6 No-no’s of Successful Delegation Part 6: Never Forget to Say Thank You”
I have a confession to make, well, actually 2 confessions: I am borderline OCD & I struggle with anxiety. Both conditions are mild & only cause me slight problems. My darling husband, the Infamous Mr. D is so wonderful about all this. I once apologized for being so fussy about something. He told me I wasn’t fussy. I simply like things a certain way. Why shouldn’t I insist they be that way if that’s what I want?Continue reading “The 6 No-no’s of Successful Delegation Part 5: Never Criticize”
You’ve chosen the right people for the job, asked them to help you in your organization or on your event & made a vow not to micromanage the very competent people under your leadership. Now, nothing to do but sit back & relax while things happen flawlessly around you, right? Uh, not so fast!Continue reading “The 6 No-no’s of Successful Delegation Part 4: Never Make Assumptions”
As a first time leader, you want to do a good job. No, you want to do a GREAT job! You’re concerned it might reflect badly on you if something goes wrong, whether you are in charge of an event or an organization. Your name & face are what people see & you are going to do everything in your power to make certain everything goes RIGHT! Unfortunately, this often leads to micromanaging every aspect of of your event or organization. Nothing is going to slip through the cracks on your watch. Nothing, that is, except all those wonderful workers helping you. Workers who get tired very quickly of having every task & decision second guessed by their Fearful Leader!Continue reading “The 6 No-no’s of Successful Delegation Part 3: Never Micromanage”
In the last post, I wanted you to understand why you shouldn’t do it yourself. You CAN help out but as the leader, your job it to oversee the work being done, offering encouragement & guidance. In this post, I’m going to tell you something you may not believe & then appear to thoroughly contradict myself!Continue reading “The 6 No-no’s of Successful Delegation Part 2: Never Ask for Volunteers”