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Delegation

Savannah Flynn

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May 2, 2016

From Next-Level Leadership Live Event 2016: Chris LoCurto on Making Stronger Decisions

Today, at the Next-Level Leadership Live Event…there was SO MUCH incredible content, I could only squeeze in highlights of the lessons Chris taught. And wow, are they powerful.

The atmosphere was unbelievable in the event space today.

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I was typing furiously to not miss any content, so forgive any typos. The Chris LoCurto team is also gearing up for a really exciting new project using some of THIS Live Event content…so if I’m being brief, it’s for your own good. Check back in in a few months  :-)

Let’s do this… Here are some highlights from Day One:

“Entrepreneurs can go from sheer exhilaration to sheer terror and back in the same 24 hours.”

Opening with this statement in a room packed with entrepreneurs and leaders, Chris asked…

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

The attendees hands shot up simultaneously.

Chris made it clear that this event was not about a quick fix or a few tips that will last for a month. He focused in on perspective.

Diving into the Root System, Chris let every attendee know:

“This will lay the ground work and impact everything we do and talk about for the next 3 days.”

MAKING STRONGER DECISIONS

This content was a deep dive in understanding controlling and submissive people, knowing WHO these people are in your business and life and WHY and HOW to deal with it. This impacts your team every day.

Heads nodded and questions popped up left and right.

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This event is completely full and sold out, to get notified when seats open for our next live event, get more info!

KEEP ME UPDATED!  The comments kept coming as Chris talked on self-worth and productivity.  

Most people get their self-worth from one of two places:

  1. What others think of them

 

  • Their productivity

 

 

 

People who get their self-worth from these places will work night and day, while creating no margin, so their work is significant. Chris made it very clear: 

“Don’t be surprised, if this is you gaining worth and identify from your business and letting it  become who you are…if in a few year you don’t have a great relationship with your spouse or children, and a lack of community around you.”

Chris coached the attendees… “Go look at your Root System!” What has happened in your past> What have you allowed to influence you? Where are you truly getting your worth? 

Your Root System is the lens in which you see the world. It determines your thoughts, your decisions, and how you live every day.

and guess what…  You bring your Root System with you to work with you every day.  This content on day one alone had entrepreneurs and leaders lined up for Q&A during the VIP lunch.IMG_7072 2 After three POWERFUL pieces of content, a fantastic lunch, Q&A with Chris, a word from our Mastermind Clients and a catered Gala event with live music, we brought an incredible first day to a close.  With two more days left of the Next-Level Leadership Live Event, we already have the gears turning for our next live event! Get notified as we open registration for our next live event! KEEP ME UPDATED!

Chris LoCurto

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July 29, 2013

4 Steps To Proper Delegation

Proper delegation is one of the most jacked up concepts in business.

Chris LoCurto, Leadership, Business, Strategic Planning

We think delegating is giving someone a task and expecting that they do it. Here’s why that doesn’t work:

You’re overloaded with stuff so you decide to take something off your plate. You find somebody to give it to & wait for them to either do it very well (and make you happy) or screw it up totally. They screw up & now you have to take it back & do it yourself.

Here’s the crazy thing, that’s what most people think delegation is. Know why? I’ve said it & I’ll say it again:

“Who taught you? You learned to (fill in the blank) from the leaders before you.”  

So change it. The proper way to delegate is to not just hand off a task. Instead, your job as a leader is to set your team up for success.

A while ago I interviewed Stephen MR Covey and one of the great things that he said about delegation was,

“Don’t just delegate tasks but delegate the results as well.”

When you only delegate tasks then that’s what people are going to get done. When you delegate the results they’ll look to fill in the gaps; the things that they haven’t been told to do.

Now, this can take some time. It is a long process but it’s a fantastic process when you do it correctly. When you’re ready to hand off a task, make sure that you’ve answered every single question your team member may have. Give them every tool that they need. Whatever it is, you’re constantly going to them & doing what I call the correct way of micromanaging.

Micromanaging is usually a bad word in the business world because it represents “Hey, did you get that done?” or “Why hasn’t that happened yet?”

Instead, for me, micromanaging is crucial to proper delegation. It’s coming alongside somebody & asking a few simple questions:

  • “Is there anything I can do for you?”
  • “Are there any questions you have?”
  • “Are there any tools you need?”
  • “Does everything about this make sense?”

If you will do this with your team members, if you will make sure they’re taken care of & made to be successful, than eventually, they will actually be successful in the process.

In Ken Blanchard’s book, The One Minute Manager, he talks about being able to lead a team so well that literally you only have to spend a minute with them. When you do a great job of making your team successful in their processes, in their day-to-day tasks, so much so that they completely understand what they're supposed to do, they do it.

As I write this, I realize some of you might be thinking, “I have absolutely no time to do this.” That's probably true, but it’s your fault because you’ve waited too long to delegate properly. Now you're stressed out, you’ve got too many things on your plate and you’ve got to do something about it.

Don’t turn to the closest person and hand something off if you don’t have the time to make them successful in the process. I can promise you they will fail. You’ll take the project or task back & add it back into your pile of things that have to get done. Guess what? You’re still overloaded. That is exactly why delegating correctly is so important.

I love the the lesson of “The Law of The Lid” in John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow YouYou put a lid on your own organization when you stop growing. You have to make sure that you're spending time pouring back into yourself because your team as a whole cannot grow passed you. Start investing in yourself by taking the time to properly delegate to your team.

Question: What are you doing to grow as a leader?