Revisiting the Art of Delegation

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Early in my career, I was given the opportunity to manage a relatively small group of highly independent and talented software engineers. Prior to moving into management I was a software engineer myself and most of the engineers I managed were my peers before I became their manager. My transition (read on...)

Delegation – Pros, Cons, and How to Do It Effectively

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Running a fledgling business can sometimes be compared to giving birth to a child and rearing it through its early years. Both are a labour of love and require careful and considered nurturing in order to achieve their full potential. However, in both cases there comes a times when the best way (read on...)

Making Managerial Decisions – Setting Business Procedures and Policies

July 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Running a business is all about decision making. Each and every day we are faced with many challenges requiring decisions that can impact our businesses. Some decisions will be routine. Others will be more critical. If we can delegate routine decision making to subordinates, then we will have (read on...)

My Bumper Dictionary of Work

June 28, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Over the years I’ve been compiling a special dictionary and phrasebook. It isn’t written down anywhere as yet, I’ve been compiling it in my head. But I think it could be useful. Words and phrases have been collected from people I’ve met in their various places of work. A (read on...)

Tips on Managing Multiple Projects

April 27, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

We often have to manage many projects at a time with many teams. It requires skill to be able to manage time, resources and keep yourself in control of so many things going on at the same time and stay efficient unless it is done methodically in the right manner. Here are a few tips on successful (read on...)

First Line Manager: The Key to Greatness Is Enabling Not Delegating

April 17, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I keep trying to get a university to realize first line management is different from upper management, to no avail. Lately, I spoke to a fraternity brother of mine, an associate dean of a management school. John told me they taught management. This program includes teaching in key areas of (read on...)

Delegating – Only Do What Only You Can Do

March 31, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Several of my coaching clients have requested support with either time management or work life balance When we have a discovery conversation on their challenge there is generally much more to discuss on the topic of insufficient delegation. They’re keeping excessive responsibilities, (read on...)

Delegation or Empowerment: Is There Really a Difference?

March 18, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

There are many management topics that will teach you about coping in a world of rapid change, managing productivity, tips on goal setting, and the need for dividing the existing work among employees via delegation. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that a shared workload gets (read on...)

Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Delegating

January 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

One of the toughest decisions you will have to make as a professional supervisor is what work is appropriate to delegate. All too often supervisors choose not to delegate simply because they are concerned that their team members will not be able to provide the same level of quality of work as (read on...)

Making Delegation Work In Your Management

November 12, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Many new managers know about delegation based on how they were (or were not) delegated to before becoming a manager. This is not always a positive or productive experience and when it gets translated and implemented into the new managers skill set the same old issues and problems managers have (read on...)