EMPOWER DON’T SUFFOCATE

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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Once you decide to add just one new employee, your main job is not control but allowing others to do what needs to be done. If you don’t let go, you will be seen as a micro manager. This will actually de motivate your team and guarantee that you will do everything yourself.

Original content by Grant Schneider

If you hired an administrative staff and you exercise strong control over their work you may be shooting yourself in the foot for two reasons.  First of all, you hired them to take over tasks so that you could grow the business.  And second, your strong control will keep them from blossoming into productive employees. In fact, being a control freak insures that nothing can get done without your involvement. 

Many of my business owners in Westchester County New York including those in real estate and insurance have learned the importance of delegation to business growth. Once you decide to add just one new employee, your main job is not control but allowing others to do what needs to be done. If you don’t let go, you will be seen as a micro manager. This will actually de motivate your team and guarantee that you will do everything yourself.

Here are the unintended consequences of over control:

You hire a new employee but you are slow to let the employee try too many things. There comes a time when your new employee asks a question such as how to complete a project. But you might answer, “Don't worry. I'll take care of that. It's kind of complicated.”

Now before long you feel that the staff member “is not working out” because you have to do everything yourself. You assume that the staff member knows what needs to be done. But instead of training and empowering him or her you are still busy working on the minutia of the business details to the detriment of growing your business.  

What is a better solution? Engage your employee from the very first day. Explain, train, encourage, and ask for input. Once you are certain that the employee understands encourage him or her to make decisions on his or her area. Encourage the input. Then monitor. But gradually let go. Learn to look at key measurements that indicate the employee is on track such as number of calls answered, complaints resolved, orders processed, customer feedback and other key areas related to business outcomes. Don’t watch over every detail.

Instead of wading in all of the details and the minutia keep your eye on the direction of your agency and your overall results. Set up overarching monitors and measurements to check the performance. This measurement is your dashboard. Keep your eye on the dashboard instead of every little detail. Your dashboard helps you make sure that your people are performing the activities related to positive business outcomes. When you see a key business measurement change you can ask your employees why and ask how it will be corrected. You maintain control but you are not controlling. You have more important things to do such as promoting the growth of your business.

 

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Get out of the way. Get out of the details. Let go, let them drive and watch your stress level decrease and your business grow.  Please read a similar post on our web site titled EMPOWERMENT WILL LEAD TO A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS.

Learn how to let go with confidence in getting results.

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James Dray
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Good morning Roy.  I've been known to be a little controlling.  Hard to believe right?  Anyway, now I give them all the information and let it go

May 18, 2017 03:01 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Grant Schneider

May 18, 2017 03:30 AM #2
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks for the re-blog, Roy.  Grant wrote a very insightful post.

May 18, 2017 04:36 AM #3
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Roy Kelley ,

Thank you for choosing this post from Grant Schneider to post. I really enjoy reading his posts and I missed this one!

May 18, 2017 04:50 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

May 18, 2017 05:10 AM #5
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Hi Roy - thank you very much for the re blog.  Enjoy your day. 

May 18, 2017 10:23 AM #6
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Your comments and your continued support are very much appreciated.

May 18, 2017 05:35 PM #7
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We have a rainy Monday morning in Kentlands. I will not need to water the plants today.

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