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How to Delegate Tasks to Increase Your Productivity with Sean Coyne

All of us want the benefits of delegation. Few of us want to pay the price to get it. That’s partly because we’re overloaded and in a hurry to get things off our plate. But it’s also because we don’t realize that that successful delegation is a slow, painstaking process that we have to invest in, in order to assure success from our team. On this episode, guest Sean Coyne shares his own struggle to learn the art of delegation and walks through 5 steps of successful delegation. If you master what Sean has to share you will set your team up for success over the long haul.

Effective delegation is what fuels business growth.

Every entrepreneur will face the point at which he/she simply cannot do another thing. That’s the point when hiring a team member is essential if their efforts are to move forward. But locating the right person is just the first step. The new team member has got to be equipped to fulfill their new role in a way that is in alignment with the entrepreneur’s expectations – and it’s the entrepreneur’s job to ensure that happens. On this episode, Sean Coyne describes what delegation is and what it isn’t and gives you a 5 step process that can help you set your team members up for success.

When you delegate tasks too soon, you demoralize your own team.

It’s very common for entrepreneurs to find themselves in a situation where their personal workload is more than they can bear alone – so they eagerly look for an assistant or team member who can take on some of those responsibilities. What happens next can be very ugly. The team member is dumped on. Their desk piles up with new responsibilities and they are ill-equipped to handle it. The result? The team member becomes overloaded just like the entrepreneur. What’s worse is that the team member’s morale plummets. What can you do to keep that from happening? Teach your team how to take on tasks systematically. On this episode, Sean Coyne shares how to do exactly that through effective delegation, so be sure you listen.

There are 5 levels of delegation that build progressively upon each other.

Like most things, good delegation requires a sequential building process by which a person is equipped, stage at a time, to take on the work they are being asked to do. It’s a process that can’t be rushed and requires almost constant communication, assessment, and equipping. Sean Coyne is the guest host of this episode and he shares how the 5 steps of effective delegation can help you build a team that enables your business to grow exponentially. Don’t miss it.

When a delegation fail happens, reevaluate how well you communicated with your team.

If you delegate to team members and find them failing at the tasks you’ve given them, you need to first assess how well you communicated the specifics of the task in the first place. Chances are that what you’ve passed along to them is a bit “fuzzy” in their minds – at least at some point. It’s a lack of understanding or skill that typically causes delegation breakdowns and on this short episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Sean Coyne explains how you can avoid them.

Effective delegation is what fuels business growth.

Every entrepreneur will face the point at which he/she simply cannot do another thing. That’s the point when hiring a team member is essential if their efforts are to move forward. But locating the right person is just the first step. They’ve got to be equipped to fulfill their new role in a way that is in alignment with the entrepreneur’s expectations – and it’s the entrepreneur’s job to ensure that happens. On this episode, Sean Coyne describes that delegation is and what it isn’t and gives you a 5 step process that can help you set your team members up for success.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Why Sean is addressing the issue of delegation on this episode.
  • [2:06] Sean’s background struggles and history with learning effective delegation.
  • [3:48] The 5 levels of delegation.
  • [11:05] Common delegation pitfalls you should watch out for.
  • [13:49] Tips for monitoring the progress of things you have delegated.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Rethink what you believe about delegation. Understand that you have to equip your team to be successful at what you delegate to them – and that takes long, hard work on your part.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Prepare to be patient and to allow your team the room to fail. Failure can be the best teacher, for you and for them.

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