I will let you in on a secret that I learned and want to share with you if you are on your journey to becoming a CEO: you must delegate in order to scale!
That’s right, delegation is going to be your superstar in the virtual space it allows you to use your time wisely. We all have 24 hours in a day, but how you choose to spend your time and the efforts that you place in your business are key to your success. Simply put, delegation is the act of giving tasks to your team members based on their talents and zone of genius. It also frees you up from trying to do many tasks at once with no breaks and no real increase in your business. Check out my 3 top tips on how to delegate in your business!
1. Create a system and stick to it. For all of my people in the virtual world, it is very important that you create a system in order to delegate. Your team members are not in the same room with you, but that doesn’t mean that you all can’t be “in the office” and in business. Using a PM system like Trello, Asana, or Teamwork allows you to create tasks, give descriptions of what needs to be done, and assign them to your team members. You can also track your progress and store information as needed for your clients. Click here to check out a few of my favorite things that support you in delegation.
2. Follow up with your team members and answer questions. Always remember that clarity is key when it comes to delegating tasks, so make sure that you answer all questions that your team members may have. This saves you both time and ensures the quality of client work that is being completed for the business.
3. Trust your team. This sounds like a no-brainer, but it is important to build trust within your team so that everyone can work in their zone of genius and get work done to the best of their abilities. Trusting your team to be the rockstars that they also allow the business to scale based on what the team is able to execute.
If you are struggling with delegation, you are not alone. A lot of people find it difficult to relinquish control. However, in order to truly be the CEO you know you were made to be, you must be able to delegate tasks according to the goals that you have set for your business.