This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2006 ISSN # 1545-8873
Letters from Lincoln on Leadership (1993)
“To McClellan, 10-13-63: This letter is in no sense an order.”
“To Halleck, 9-13-63: I hope you will consider it …”
“To Banks, 1-13-64: Frame orders, and fix times and places, for this, and that, according to your own judgment.”
“To Grant, 4-30-64: If there is anything wanting, which is within my power to give, do not fail to let me know it.”
You extend your power by giving it away. The strongest leaders distribute leadership. They delegate, but without abandonment. They remain in a coaching, supportive role. If you do not trust others to perform at their best, then you will have to check up on them, control their work, and ultimately do it for them. However, when you truly believe that others are competent, want to do a good job, and are eager to learn, this is what your workforce will be like. Rosenthal & Jacobson (2003) researched this “Pygmalion phenomenon” – which has proved repeatedly that if you expect people to do well, they will. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. What you focus on is what you get.
Provide feedback on the results, but always honor the effort.
Courseware for the Art of Delegation: Delegation: The Art of Delegating Effectively.
Manager as Leader workshop – use Vision: How to be a Good Leader.
How to write delegation letters.
Free personal and organizational development: Delegation.
Key Associates offers
Four simple steps to effective delegation: http://articles.pagepolisher.com/001.html?gclid=CMHvjd6s0YcCFQELOAodYCEaAA.
The ups and downs of delegating: http://www.impactfactory.com/p/delegation_skills_training/snacks_1717-2103-64621.html.
Tannenbaum & Schmidt team choice model: http://www.businessballs.com/delegation.htm.
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