"Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do."
– Jessica Jackley, businesswoman
In hindsight, when we look back over the last twelve months of this program year, we may encounter situations where delegation could have worked better. We may even encounter situations where it was not done at all. This exercise in identifying such circumstances is beneficial to help us understand the importance of delegation. Delegation is empowering and not something to be insecure about.
My experience in Toastmasters taught me to delegate and has helped me avoid trouble. I remember some instances while I was serving as a Club President. There were times when a club officer was not able to meet expectations. I took matters into my own hand without having a conversation or trying to identify the root cause of the problem. Even though the required tasks may have been completed, it left a bad taste. It also led to some conflicts, and I ended up being overwhelmed with too much to do. I have learned only with experience on why and how to delegate to achieve success. Here are some pointers to get started:
Delegation can help you grow on the Leadership scale quickly as you get more things done and build a good network of people who can vouch for your leadership qualities. With such a network, you also may find your successor in this process.
I hope the points above will help you personally and professionally to grow and achieve your goals.
Stay Safe and Get Vaccinated!
Niteash Agarwaal, DTM
District Director, 2020-21