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Delegate - Alleviate

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

2. Delegate

There's an old saying; "If you want something done properly, do it yourself" There's no doubt that in some cases this is true. However, someone else said; "I have so much to do, that I'm going to bed" Sometimes, life can be so overwhelming, we just want to stop.

Sometimes, doing things yourself is good strategy, but there are other times getting help can be smart. If you’re struggling to get everything done it may simply mean you've got too much to do, or that you are trying to do things you don't have the skills or aptitude for.

It can be good management to bring in specialists who will do the job quickly and efficiently - and there are other reasons and circumstances when delegating is beneficial.

Delegating a job can be a well-deserved reward. An occasional baby-sitter, cleaner, gardener or ironing helper can be a gift from heaven. Then there are times it’s a good idea to get someone else do a task for us because it is empowering for them. If they offer, let them do it. If they don't offer, ask them. Remember the adage, "Give a person a fish and they eat for a day, teach them to fish and they eat for life". 

Other times you just have to let go and ask the children or partner to do some of the chores. Great teams are made up of members who play their own part the best they can, as well as help each other when needed.

Remember, the key to successful delegating is clear communication. Give enough instructions to make the job achievable and then trust the person you have asked to do it for you.

Here’s a great delegation tip. Give part of the job of managing behaviour in your classes or home to the children. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how soon they will understand and use the iKi Rulz and how effective they are. To read what Helena and her partner Dane have to say about using iKi Happy Healthy Strong at Home - Click Here