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Monkey Insurance and Letting Go of the Vine

Written by Jim Coyle on January 4, 2016


Have you ever struggled with letting someone else do something that you can do faster, better, and with less effort? If you really think it through, you know that if you don’t pass the task on, you'll be doing it yourself forever.

If this task is in fact the best use of your time, then maybe the staff member isn’t needed. But if there's a better use of your time, then you have delegate it to someone else who will do it slower, not quite as good, and with more effort. You have to let go of the vine*.

How much of your week is spent doing these types of tasks?

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Tell the Truth

Written by Ed Callahan on October 1, 2015

This is a double “hat tip”. First to fellow EOS Implementer, Ken Ritterspach, who commented in his recent newsletter about comments made at our EOS Quarterly Collaborative Event (QCE) by another EOSImplementer. Second to that implementer, Dan Wallace,  who, in turn, was sharing a quote from a speech by Suzy Welch:

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Seven Keys to Effective Delegation

Written by Mike Paton on September 24, 2015

One thing most successful leaders do well is delegate. Being completely open and honest—this has never come naturally to me. As a busy manager and classic over-committer, I often chose to do something myself that could have been done just as well or better by another member of my team. As a result I spent too much time and energy on stuff I didn’t like to do and wasn’t very good at.

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Trust Essentials

Written by Don Tinney on August 18, 2011

Trust is essential to exceptional team performance. It’s pretty hard to maintain a forward focus with teammates watching their backs and covering their tails.

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Leaders should behave like Trusted Advisors

Written by Ed Callahan on June 6, 2011

A friend of mine, the CEO of a professional services firm, recently gave me a copy of David Maister’s The Trusted Advisor (2000). Buy it here. Maister is the author of the best selling, Managing The Professional Services Firm (1993).

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