I was reading an article the other day on delegation… You know… how much you release parts of your work (and responsibility) to others. Let’s face it… most really great leaders are able to delegate much better than most. Part of that is probably out of necessity, but part of it is just a result of knowing how to work smart and leverage your time.
There are two main reasons why most people don’t delegate. Do either of these ring true for you?
--It takes a lot more effort initially than doing it yourself
--It initially takes more time than doing it yourself
I know they do for me! If I’m thinking in the short term, then it is always quicker to do the task myself. It gets done quickly and correctly. That doesn’t always happen when I delegate. If I’m looking at the long-term picture though, it makes total sense to get some help and delegate tasks; especially since most of the tasks that I don’t delegate are things that I don’t really enjoy doing in the first place. I just don’t want to take the time to show someone else how to do it.
I’m wondering if I’m the only one that operates like this. What keeps you from delegating? And how have you achieved success by working with others and delegating your work?
When it comes to hiring new staff, very few churches think about delegating the hard work of searching and finding candidates that would be a great fit. The reality is, finding some help from people that specialize in working with churches to help them find great candidates can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration. We’d love to share with you how we can partner with your church to make your next staff search quick, seamless, and successful.
Have a great week!