Time Management – The Importance Of Delegating Tasks

One way that many people can increase their productivity, and thereby improve upon their overall time management skills is through learning to delegate responsibilities to others. Whether in personal or professional life “no man is an island unto himself.”

When time constraints and looming deadlines threaten, it is not the weak person, but the strong one, that can assign some of the burden to others.

Many people with time management difficulties simply have taken on too much. In one’s personal life it can be difficult to say “no” and in one’s professional life it can be downright impossible. An angry boss or supervisor is not something anyone wants to deal with. If you find yourself in a crunch that you can’t possibly get out of, this may be the time when you simply must call in the reinforcements.

Whenever possible a team approach to large projects and difficult tasks should be adopted in the professional world. While some people may have a difficult time trusting others to carry their share of the load, learning to delegate can be an important step in to more effectively using your time.

Decide upon what skills you have, and which aspects of the project are most suited to your own level of ability and creativity. Assign smaller tasks, such as running copies, doing research work, to others. This frees up your time and energy to concentrate on the more important aspects of the job.

At home tasks can be delegated to other family members. Even the youngest child can learn to do some chores, such as picking up toys, or putting towels on a shelf.

By requiring children to share some of the burden of household chores you are also teaching them to be responsible, and helping them prepare for adulthood.

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Five Unique Steps To Becoming A Leader

Becoming a great leader a person can be any shape, size race, gender, creed, political view, level of education, or physical features. An example of the different kind of leaders can be displayed at a typical playground. It does not take long to see who is the leader, the follower or the one sitting on the sidelines. The lessons learned from childhood playground experience follow into adulthood. Learning to be a leader comes from earlier developments but it does not have to be that way in your life as an adult.

There are many elements of a great leader. Characteristics of a great leader include having a clear vision of the goal to achieve, ability to create a plan to reach the goal, and being able to persuade others to accompany them on the voyage of reaching the goal. With these qualities, a great leader can obtain any goal with a team following faithfully behind them.

Another element of a great leader is the ability to have enthusiasm and to project it onto others. The enthusiasm is contagious and creates drive and determination. With this character also comes confidence. Confidence allows people to face their fears head on.

Fears come in different forms throughout life. Criticism or fear of failure cause many roadblocks for people in all walks of life. By facing the fears and any criticism, great leaders are able to work through the negative aspects of life without hesitating on achieving the goals set.

Problem solving is another attribute of a great leader. To be able to come up a solution involves critical thinking and courage. Courage to make decisions other may want to make or cannot make a leader others respect and follow through almost any situation.

Listening to others is another quality. Listening to others involves the process of simply listening, which does not mean always following what the other person may suggest. It means allowing others to express fears, thoughts, or concerns. Listening to others also makes the person speaking feel they are important or valued. Once they have expressed themselves, the person is likely to follow the leader due to receiving the respect from being heard.

Finally, to be a great leader, not only in the business world or in the personal lives, connecting or associating with others who share common interests or goals will help improve all situations. Social networking sites have irrupted on the internet such as Twitter, Facebook and Squidoo. Connecting to these sites are free and allow the users the ability to network with people all over the world.

Learn to network with others and expand the options of becoming a great leader. Make a plan to change your life. Network and explore the options to a better life.

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