Episode 080: The One Thing Every Leader Must Learn To Do

How to Develop Greater Freedom and Trust

Every great leader must learn to do this one thing. In today’s episode we’re going to break down this habit and teach you how to implement into your leadership.

Delegation

This episode marks big changes for the World Changer Show.  Here are some of the changes:

  • New Co-host — Mark Sieverkropp
  • Video-cast of the podcast (see below)
  • Mark will be doing much of the show prep for the podcast

In today’s episode we talk about this exact topic…delegation.

Delegation is one thing that every great leader does.  Delegation will give you more Freedom and Trust.

In this episode we share the four things that he has learned about delegating:

  • My team is smart
  • My team is not perfect
  • My team likes to do different things than me
  •  Trusting just feels better
Action item: Pick one task that you are currently doing that you can delegate to a member of your team.

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Episode Links and Resources

POST: Overworked and Proud Of It: Workload as a Status Symbol

RESOURCE:  One-on-One Meetings for Leaders (posts and free download!)

PODCAST EPISODE: The Lie of Influence (referenced in a podcast review read in the episode)

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In Episode 081 Matt interviews author Jason Kotecki about his book Penguins Can’t Fly and 39 Other Rules That Don’t ExistThey talk about escaping “adult-itis”…you don’t want to miss this episode!

Question: How would you rate your ability to delegate? How would your team rate it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • This was great, Matt and Mark! Delegation is something I started to learn about when I became a shift leader at Hardees at 17 years old. At that time, I was terrible for a while and kept doing the menial tasks instead of having the other team members take care of them. After I started letting go and had them take care of their job, I had more time and head space to look at the operation of the shift overall.

    On the flip side, Scott Barlow does a fantastic job (at least from my perspective) delegating. I started working with the post production of his podcast back in March. I’ve made several mistakes that made it to the listeners, but he has done a fantastic job showing his trust in the work I do. He has given me overall guidelines but then gives me freedom to play with it.

    • Sounds like Scott understands exactly what we talked about in this episode :)

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