Leadership Quote: Tell Me And I'll Forget…

Opt 7 May 25This month’s leadership quote:

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.

-Chinese Proverb

We are often reminded that the key to successful leadership is successful delegation. And yet, many of us struggle with making delegation stick. I hear responses, like

  • It takes too long; I may as well do it myself
  • I can’t get my team to take ownership
  • When I delegate, it doesn’t get done right

While there may be other reasons for these results, I wonder if one might be, we are too often telling and showing? And, if we changed that ratio to more involving, if we might see different results?

Elisa K. Spain