The Gift of Time: How Delegation Can Give you Space to Succeed, 1st Edition

  • Gail Thomas
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  • ISBN-10: 0857085948
  • ISBN-13: 9780857085948
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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What is the main thing that stops you doing all those things you'd love to do? That stops you trying a new idea, starting a new hobby, looking for new opportunities or finishing that long-overdue project. It's time isn't it? It certainly is for most of us. We're all drowning in work – never-ending to-do lists, constant deadlines one after the other, too many emails to possibly answer! If only some of that load could be lifted. If only we could find some space, some breathing room, some time to actually think. It would mean we could try new things, think creatively, do our best rather than just enough to get it done and off our plate. Certainly in work, business growth is dependent on creative thinking and innovation – you need time to do that. If you want to succeed in your career, or make more room in your life for the nonwork stuff, then you need to free up some time. And what's the key to finding time? Delegation. Let Gail Thomas teach you to art of delegation. Stop wasting your time on tasks you're overqualified for and see how you actually can focus on the important stuff. And you won't just learn how to delegate 'down' – Gail will also help you master upwards delegation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
The Statistics.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introducing Delegation.
1: The Definition of Delegation.
2: The Benefits of Delegation.
3: The Value of Delegation.
4: Types of Delegation.
Getting Delegation to Work.
5: Barriers to Delegation.
6: Over-Capability.
7: The Delegation Mindset.
Your Delegation Plan.
8: Step 1: Why Delegate?.
9: Step 2: What to Delegate?.
10: Step 3: Who to Delegate To.
11: Step 4: Getting From ‘I Do’ to ‘You Do’.
12: Step 5: How to Delegate.
Delegation in Context.
13: Delegation As a New Leader.
14: Delegation and Other Leadership Skills.
15: Disastrous Delegation.
16: Delegation For Parents.
17: Conclusion: to Only Do, What Only You Can Do.
Appendix 1: The Art of Delegation White Paper.
Appendix 2: The Art of Delegation Manifesto.
About The Author.
Wiley End User License Agreement.