Alex: Delegation is your best friend

Are you a control freak? It's not an uncommon trait – especially for people in leadership positions. But rather than helping your team out by taking work off their plate, it can actually be detrimental to your business and your relationships.

Whenever a new job rolls across your desk, do you find it overly tempting to just do it yourself because it's faster? Do you sit in on every single meeting in your office – no matter how small?

Sure, you might say: "I'm the boss, so the buck stops with me." But the bottom line is that your role as the boss doesn't mean you have to do everything. Why? Because you can't be effective if you're spread too thin. You're also hampering your team's development when you do everything alone. And finally, no matter how hard you work, things will fall through the cracks if you're the only person handling every task.

This video is the perfect antidote to the most common personality trait in leaders: being a control freak. It will help you identify some of the obvious warning signs, and then walk you through the steps needed to stop hoarding work and start delegating it.

Soon you'll realise that your workplace is more productive, more engaged and more satisfied when everyone is working as a unit.

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