This month’s leadership quote:
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.“
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?