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By Tom Davidson

I had been telling myself for years “old-school” stories about how it was “better” to split wood by hand, including ideas like it was healthier, more independent and pioneer-like, and that represented the fact that I was still young and strong. What does this have to do with delegation? Read below! As described in the first […]

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By Tom Davidson

In addition to a change in attitude, delegation takes different skills than doing the job one’s self. Here are a few of the critical decisions:  It took a change in wood-splitting habits for me to think more clearly about what prevents new managers from delegating work more fully and well to others. As outlined in […]

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By Tom Davidson

Better delegation begins with an attitude adjustment,change your mindset about delegation, and you’ll change the results of your delegations. I admit it. I’m a little “old school,” still addressing people as “ma’am” and “sir,” still getting an actual newspaper delivered to my home, and still cutting and splitting my own firewood by hand. But things are changing – at […]

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By Tom Davidson

Delegation is not hard to understand. It’s hard to do well. Learn more about how not to have macro problems from your micromanagement here: When new managers or experienced executives tell me they are struggling with how and when to delegate, I think to myself, “Good. It’s not easy and it’s never perfect. This person is […]

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By Tom Davidson

Just as leadership is an art, so is delegation. The more you practice it, the better you get – as long as you are practicing the right things and not relying on your M.O over and over again. One of the most endemic problems for new managers and experienced executives alike is the ambiguity surrounding when and […]

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