B Y G A I L T H O M A S
The Art of
Delegation
“If we had 900,00 new start-up
businesses tomorrow…”
The Art of Delegation
The Art of Delegation
“If you could delegate
10% of your
workload, what would
you do?”
www.surveymonkey.com/s/artofdelegat...
The Art of Delegation
TIME -> DON’T OR DUMP -> Drown/Get
disappointed
TRUST -> DON’T OR DEMEAN ->
Drown/Demotivate team
MO...
GUILT!
NO!
Take TIME, to find the right
person who you can
TRUST, who you can
pay/ trade with at the
right PRICE and KNOW
...
TIME
ChoiceLonger
term view
Better
Decisions
Business
Growth
Personal
Growth
Enjoyment
The Art of Delegation
WHAT
WHY WHEN
HOW
The Art of Delegation
The Art of Delegation
Task List Profile
Ditch the “LL”s
WHAT?
The Art of Delegation
The Art of Delegation
Give reasons and benefits
to you both & beyond
i.e. Context
WHAT WHY
The Art of Delegation
The Art of Delegation
The Art of Delegation
When required, frequency
& FOLLOW UP
WHAT WHY
WHEN
The Art of Delegation
The Art of Delegation
WHAT WHY
WHEN HOW
The Art of Delegation
Quality and Standards
I do -> I do, you watch ->We do -> You...
Some Easy Wins
The Art of Delegation
CALLS 1/3 DO NOT get through
30 minute telephone tag PER DAY
DIARY 16 hours per week ...
Some No-Brain Easy Wins
CALLS get someone else to make and take them
DIARY schedule in call backs
EMAILS just ditch them
30 mins (Tel tag) + 31 mins (Email @ 80%
WRONG) =
1 hour 1 mins
x 21 working days = at least
2 days per month!
> 10% of yo...
Four Types of Delegation
Downwards
Upwards (Dump-back and Development)
Sideways (Insubordination and Playing to strengths)...
MONEY AND
MOUTH TIME
Email gail@gailthomas.co.uk
for notes and Task List Profile
The Art of Delegation
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The art of delegation

  1. 1. B Y G A I L T H O M A S The Art of Delegation
  2. 2. “If we had 900,00 new start-up businesses tomorrow…” The Art of Delegation
  3. 3. The Art of Delegation “If you could delegate 10% of your workload, what would you do?” www.surveymonkey.com/s/artofdelegation
  4. 4. The Art of Delegation TIME -> DON’T OR DUMP -> Drown/Get disappointed TRUST -> DON’T OR DEMEAN -> Drown/Demotivate team MONEY -> DON’T OR DIE -> Drown/Restrict growth Barriers to Successful Delegation KNOW-HOW -> DON’T OR DO IT BADLY-> Drown/Frustration/Demotivation
  5. 5. GUILT! NO! Take TIME, to find the right person who you can TRUST, who you can pay/ trade with at the right PRICE and KNOW how to get the best from them The Art of Delegation The benefits are enormous and numerous
  6. 6. TIME ChoiceLonger term view Better Decisions Business Growth Personal Growth Enjoyment The Art of Delegation
  7. 7. WHAT WHY WHEN HOW The Art of Delegation The Art of Delegation
  8. 8. Task List Profile Ditch the “LL”s WHAT? The Art of Delegation The Art of Delegation
  9. 9. Give reasons and benefits to you both & beyond i.e. Context WHAT WHY The Art of Delegation The Art of Delegation
  10. 10. The Art of Delegation When required, frequency & FOLLOW UP WHAT WHY WHEN The Art of Delegation
  11. 11. The Art of Delegation WHAT WHY WHEN HOW The Art of Delegation Quality and Standards I do -> I do, you watch ->We do -> You do, I watch -> You do
  12. 12. Some Easy Wins The Art of Delegation CALLS 1/3 DO NOT get through 30 minute telephone tag PER DAY DIARY 16 hours per week in meetings, 25% of which WASTED EMAILS 16 minutes to return to productive thought after Spam clearance
  13. 13. Some No-Brain Easy Wins CALLS get someone else to make and take them DIARY schedule in call backs EMAILS just ditch them
  14. 14. 30 mins (Tel tag) + 31 mins (Email @ 80% WRONG) = 1 hour 1 mins x 21 working days = at least 2 days per month! > 10% of your time! The Art of Delegation Maths
  15. 15. Four Types of Delegation Downwards Upwards (Dump-back and Development) Sideways (Insubordination and Playing to strengths) The Silent Type
  16. 16. MONEY AND MOUTH TIME Email gail@gailthomas.co.uk for notes and Task List Profile The Art of Delegation

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