It’s lazier to NOT delegate… than it is to delegate
“It’s lazier to NOT delegate… than it is to delegate.” – Daniel Woodrum
Most coaches I find are stuck in the land of being average.
Last week I was meeting with my mastermind group and one of the people in there explained a Paradox that I believe is 100% applicable to coaches.
He said “When you refuse to delegate, and pile more work on your shoulders, you’re actually taking the path of least resistance – the easy way out.”
You see, as a hard-working coach, it’s easier for you to suffer in silence than to sit down and do the hard work of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and coaching a team member to replace you and the work you do.
Dealing with other people is a lot harder than putting your head down and doing “more work.”
But unless you want to be in the painful prison of working 24/7 forever…
You have no choice.
You have to upgrade your people.
Now, you can’t upgrade everyone at once, and especially not now if you are in your competitive season.
Verne Harnish recommends upgrading “one seat on the bus” every quarter.
Since that’s about the time we have left in 2022…
Here’s your challenge:
Review your team
Identify where the team needs a big improvement
Dedicate your energy to coaching up that person to better performance
Replacing that person with a smarter, better culture fit and give them great training after your season is done.
Yes, it’ll give you some short-term pain.
But you’ll also experience long-term gain (and less long-term pain).
It’s time to suck it up and be a leader… not a suffering-in-silence coach.
WARNING: You Need Training to Pull This Off. To get the training you need to upgrade your delegation skills, look at this Delegation Workshop for Coaches Training I did.
Success Loves Speed,