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Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

"Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it." ~ Warren Bennis 

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Why Do You Want This Done?

When you delegate, explain not only the "what" but also the "why." This will help build cooperation and allow for intelligent participation by everyone involved.

Delegation done poorly is worse than doing everything yourself. However, you can multiply your productivity when you become an expert at delegating duties and authority to others. By issuing a clear request, and receiving a committment in return, you can leverage your time and accomplish far more -- rather than working alone and accomplishing less. The secret is to reach a clearly established agreement of exactly what needs to get done, by when and by whom.

The next time you delegate a task, make sure the person assigned sees how it fits in with the rest of the project or goal.

Today's Idea For Action is from the TQ Synergize Color: Get Agreement -- Provide Support.

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Now, ask yourself the following three questions:

  1. Do your team members know why they are doing what they are doing?
  3. When others understand the big picture, won't they also be more motivated to perform the less attractive but necessary tasks?
  5. Will you remember to explain how a particular task fits into the big picture the next time you delegate?
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So, Just How Committed to High Achievement Are You?

Think about it. How well and how often do you actually do Synergize Factor 7G? (Get Agreement -- Provide Support.) No question, this is a major driver of personal and professional success.

A high commitment (7G rated 8 or better) suggests you are someone who has mastered the skill of getting exactly what you ask for. You focus on what you do best, and always look to delegate projects to others who can do them faster or better. You understand that delegation is an art that requires clearly communicated expectations. By mastering this art you instantly multiply your personal and professional effectiveness.

Or not?

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who most often ends up doing everything yourself. As a result, your accomplishments are limited by what you -- and only you -- can do on your own. Often, you don't take time to evaluate what could be delegated. Even when projects are delegated, they tend to lack the specificity or support required to be the success you desire.

What happens when you do TQ Factor 7G more frequently?

You have more power. You get a ton of work done by handing it off to others who will do it right the first time.

You accumulate performance positives like "Empowering, Explicit and Supportive" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

What happens when you fail to consistently do TQ Factor 7G?

You have less power. Failure to delegate effectively will always limit your performance.

Negatives like "Withholding, Vague and Distrustful" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

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