Delegated Community

If you will ever have to delegate something, it’s best to do it as early as possible. Minimize your ramp-up period, train as little as possible. Use as much of the available time that you’ll be around to just be accessible for questions and feedback.

This is parenting and management advice. Tell your kids to make their own lunch – they’re hungry, they’ll figure it out. Don’t hover over your team when you assign them a task.

In both cases, they’ll make a mess here and there. Don’t kid yourself – you would have too. Your involvement might have made different messes, but not no mess at all. So let them make the mess while you’re there to see, clean it together, and push them back in.

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