In the early days of a band, the lead singer is booking venues, pricing merch, hauling the amps, and cleaning up the van after a month on the road. When you don’t have money or resources, you have to do things yourself.
However, imagine if Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon Five, or Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters appeared after a gig with a mop and some disinfectant wipes.
They wouldn’t… because they couldn’t have made it to rock star status without learning to delegate along the way. And the same goes for you.
As a leader, your job is to hand off the day-to-day responsibilities, so you can guide the company into a profitable and successful future.
There’s a great book I read on this subject called ‘Who Not How.” If you’re going to be able to focus on the important activities that get your booking or sales, or whatever help you hone your skill, you have to find who to delegate to so you can practice and rehearse. You have to get rid of the 80% of busy and distracting things and focus on the 20% that gets you rock-star results.
There are some best practices when it comes to delegating, and learning them will help your business grow.
Every task you handle takes you away from something else you could be doing.
Leading an organization or even a department can be exhausting and a time suck. Take a cue from rock stars that know, and surround yourself with great people. When it’s time to delegate, understand what can be passed off to an employee, or team member and choose a specific person to complete the task, and clearly communicate what needs to be done and how it must turn out.
You’ll empower your team members, build trust, keep them engages, give them purpose and hope, keep them in the band, and take the weight of the world off of your shoulders. Rock On.
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