Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Transition from Working to Getting Work Done

There is a major career transition point when a person needs to shift from doing the work to getting work done through others. The transition is difficult for many. It means giving up direct control over the work, which involves more risk. More need to trust and equip others to get the work done. And a shift in focus from personal achievement to enabling and empowering others. Another major transition happens when a leader stops being the expert in a particular function, area, discipline, and instead starts
Leading the experts. A tough transition again—to give up being the person most in –the- know. Leaders who succeed at these transitions start developing new skills and know when it’s time to stop relying on the old. They learn to set clear expectations, to track progress, and to communicate information that people need to do their jobs. Their focus shifts to helping others develop their skills and gain confidence. Guide. Delegate. And trust. Navigate these leadership rites of passage and you’ll not only help other people be successful in their roles, you’ll be on your way to becoming more successful in yours.

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will surprise you
with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton –United States Army general


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