I want to start on a language note today, like a typical
Hausa man would say, Hello All. I am sending my wishes for a lovely day and a
week full of giant strides. June is almost here. What is our mid-year appraisal
going to look like? Don’t give up, keep at it!
This week, we would be discussing something we know very
well. I once remembered hearing that a Manager was taken off a team because he
does not know how to manage people. If he assigns a task to those that he
oversees, he often does it himself. It came to a point when he was overburdened
that others were redundant and the task was killing him. We need not overburden
ourselves; the antidote is learning how to delegate.
Burden is anything that strains and stresses. Burden is not
a friendly task, burden is when one works with “greed” that is a phenomenon
that you want to do all alone. There are two things that must be learnt:
You cannot do everything yourself.
You should request for help than to break your
spine through laborious tasks.
Delegation is a situation when roles are assigned to others.
Delegation is a sign of good leadership, however, I must say it that delegation
could be a burden too when the leader wants the subordinate to do everything
for no reason. Such bosses demoralize the subordinate and it might lead to a
revolt. Delegation is when task are shared and the burden is equally carried.
This is well demonstrated in the lives of yoked-ox. If one of the animals does
not care the yoke well, it affects the other animal. The benefit of delegation
is achieving a lot within a short time.
Let’s learn to delegate and not become burdened by tasks
that can be shared by the team.
Enjoy your week!
Labels: Attitudinal Change, Burden, Contrast, Delegation, Inspirational, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Versus Series