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Deciding to Delegate

If you are a control freak like me, you’ll know that delegation is a BIG decision. There are lots of things to consider. The question of what to delegate should be easy but often isn’t.

You want to delegate things that…
you don’t like to doslow you down or sap your energycause you to be disorganizeddraw your focus away from the things you’re really good atrequire a certain expertise to get quality results - and you are lacking that expertisecan be grouped together for easy delegation
So now that you’ve figured out what to delegate, how do you go about it? It’s all about finding the right balance between quality and cost.

Quality Is the activity something that needs skill and experience to get a quality result? How do you perceive cost and quality? Higher quality usually means higher cost. What is the level of quality that you require and are you willing to pay for it?

Cost What is your time worth? You really have to have a clear understanding of this before you’ll be comfortable delegat…