Delegate authority – not tasks

Delegate authority – not tasks

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Do you know a firm where the staff never do what they are asked, or don’t take responsibility and sit waiting for instructions all the time?  If you see a firm like that, it’s probably because the owner is simply handing out tasks.  This owner should learn...
The HOW trap

The HOW trap

Reading Time: 2 minutes | The HOW trap is one of the biggest problems people growing their own firm come across. Some learn how to delegate, grow their firm and have a life; others learn how not to delegate. The advantages of delegation Successful delegation means a member of your team...
Becoming a master of effective delegation

Becoming a master of effective delegation

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Building a successful practice needs more than just winning work and being great at your job. You need a strong team working with you and that doesn’t happen automatically. This article explores effective delegation so your team gets stronger, more proactive and...
How to delegate – it’s about development not dereliction!

How to delegate – it’s about development not dereliction!

Reading Time: 3 minutes | How to delegate more easily. Delegation often evokes lots of discussion in small firms, what, why and how to delegate more effectively. The problem is many firms get it wrong and make it about dereliction, rather than thinking how about to delegate. My mind was...
The story of why Santa wears red.

The story of why Santa wears red.

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Do you think red coat and white beard when you think of Santa? It wasn’t always like that, long ago Christmas deliveries were associated with green.  I’ve been interviewing Santa recently; this article explains what happened  and 7 important lessons for...
The extra cost you build into your firm

The extra cost you build into your firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes | The chances are you have, or do, build extra cost into your firm. These extra costs can often be reduced by better delegation. Here are two thoughts, you can put into practice, on better delegation. Revelations on a train I stood on the London Underground, gazing...