“The single greatest cause for failure in managers is their inability to delegate.”- J.C. Penney
I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Mr. Brandon Marsh, performance coach for Dale Carnegie Training of Southeast Michigan.
As a member of Southfield, Michigan’s Skyline Club, Mr. Marsh, along with Dale Carnegie Master Coach, Mark Will are presenting a leadership workshop at the Skyline Club on August 25th. This workshop will give business men and women in the metro Detroit area the chance to enhance their leadership skills while networking with other business professionals. During this interview, Mr. Marsh offered some insight into why this is such a great opportunity for attendees to meet with other like-minded individuals while learning about an essential leadership skill: Delegation. Below are the take-aways from this interesting and informative interview.
A: Dale Carnegie of Southeastern Michigan is growing and looking to serve the Southfield and neighboring communities so it was a natural fit to join the Skyline club, where members and guests gather in a professional and friendly atmosphere to broaden relationships, conduct business and promote the economic growth of Southeast Michigan.
For more than 20 years, Skyline Club has been bringing businesspeople of metro-Detroit together both socially and professionally. The club provides a positive image for your business and give you a professional environment in which to entertain, host meetings and build new business relationships.
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A: Delegation (rather than dumping) can be used to develop people or to achieve specific organizational outcomes. Identifying who is ready for delegation and using a collaborative process clarifies the level of control needed to affix accountability. Meet with Dale Carnegie Master Coach, Mark Will and Performance Coach, Brandon Marsh, who teaches how to use delegation as a process for sharing responsibility to achieve the necessary results.
Q: Is there a cost to attend the event and how do interested parties RSVP?
A: $18.00 +tax +gratuity per person (includes lunch!) R.S.V.P. at the Skyline Club by calling: (248) 350-9898. Business Casual Dress Code – no denim, please
Q: The topic of discussion is Effective Delegation, one of Dale Carnegie Training’s leadership modules. Tell us why learning to delegate effectively is so important in business today.
A: I spoke with an entrepreneur in the area and she in order to grow her business, she had to learn to stop working in her business and start working on her business. She had to learn to lead her business as oppose to doing the entire task in her business. She says that she delegates everything such as website design, blogging, training, writing, and social media. She states, “there is not enough time to do all the work”. She points out that her job is to manage to the process and lead the company. This point was also discussed in Entrepreneur Magazine. The author states, “There is a bridge every entrepreneur must cross in order to grow a business beyond a certain point, a point where they must transition from “doing” to “leading.” It means stepping back from day-to-day operations and slipping into the role of overseer.
Additionally, Money Magazine discusses that it’s a natural temptation to think you can do it yourself, but this thinking can lead to failure as you are keeping your own plate too crammed, preventing yourself from focusing on the higher priorities, where you can add the most value. Also, failure to delegate is the is cited as the #3 reason why technical professionals fail as managers in Management Managers “Engineers are always right until they become boss”. Also, 5 key reasons are outlined in Money on why managers fail at delegating are as follows:
- Delegating without making sure that you and the other person are on the same page
- Delegating without staying involved to monitor progress
- Delegating without truly delegating
- Feeling that if you can do it yourself, you should.
- Delegating to the wrong person
Q: You talked about how effective delegation is one of Dale Carnegie’s leadership modules. How can our readers learn more about Dale Carnegie course offerings and additional leadership modules?
Q: So one last time, give us the details of the event and how we can reserve a spot.
A: Become a more effective leader by learning “Effective Delegation”. R.S.V.P. at the Skyline Club by calling: (248) 350-9898. If you like what you’ve read and would like more great tips from Dale Carnegie Training of Southeast Michigan, take advantage of the free Goldenbook Download.
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