Dear Thriving Mamas, Happy Thursday!
Are you delegating whenever possible? I reviewed the definition of “delegate” to help us all put it into practice more often after someone asked me why I was doing a particular task my kids could easily do themselves!
- Entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself: “she delegates routine tasks”.
- To give a particular job, duty, right, etc. to someone else so that they do it for you
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another -“a manager who is reluctant to delegate authority to subordinatesSynonyms- hand over, give over, pass, transfer, entrust, turn over, transmit, deliver, recommend…
Related Words- assign, release, confer, submit, bequeath, hand in, distribute
And interestingly here are words that mean the oposite of “to delegate” (Antonyms)- detain, hold back, reserve, withhold, take over, possess, occupy, hold, keep, retain. (from http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/delegate[verb)
So are you delegating whenever possible? at work? at home? in your other roles? A client recently told me she had trouble accepting compliments on directing a project with her church. She said ” but everyone else did the work, all I did was delegate and organize tasks”. And I said “delegating tasks a skill that not every one has developed, so accept the compliment and take credit you deserve!”
Ponder this over the weekend!