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The Hard Truths to Tell Yourself About Delegating Responsibility

Offloading tasks and responsibilities is sometimes just the right move

Elon Musk’s interview with the New York Times last August gave the public a rare glimpse of the psychological challenges the iconic founder has faced as he attempts to lead two companies -- each valued at well over $1 billion -- into the next decade.Over the ...

by Gideon Kimbrell  | February 10, 2019 11:00:00
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(Infographic) The Art and Science of Delegation

To spare your time and sanity, sometimes you have to let others take the wheel

Entrepreneurship means wearing a lot of hats. At times, you might find yourself playing accountant, hiring manager, marketer and CEO all at the same time. Not only that, but in addition to the time commitment, starting a business can also require lots of money. ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 31, 2018 12:00:00
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4 Tasks Successful Leaders Should Delegate

As a business owner, you can't possibly do everything -- and you need to not only accept that fact but embrace it

Starting your own business is about more than just doing what you love -- it's about doing it on your own terms. Independent of their choice of industry, many entrepreneurs are drawn to the idea of being their own boss.What they don't ...

by Peter Daisyme  | June 22, 2018 06:00:00
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All the Common Excuses for Not Delegating Boil Down to Lack of Confidence

Leaders delegate important work when they trust their team and know their own worth

Moving from “doer” to “manager” is seldom a smooth transition. One of the most difficult components of this move lies in understanding when to stop doing and when to start managing. And yes, they are different skill sets.When I first moved up ...

by Tracy Maylett  | April 26, 2018 06:00:00
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Here's the Secret to Really, Really Enjoying Your Summer Vacation

Follow these three tips and your time away will be easy-breezy and actually relaxing

If you own a business, taking a vacation can be hard in terms of letting go of work time. Evidence? Funding Circle found that 70 percent of small-business owners surveyed said they did not see the holidays as a time to get away from work.Instead, ...

by Syed Balkhi  | April 22, 2018 02:00:00
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The 3 Tasks All Entrepreneurs Must Give Up Immediately

Learning how to delegate is the only, repeat 'only,' way to scale your business

When I started my first real company, Single Grain, I was a one-man shop. I did everything that needed doing, whether that meant hiring virtual assistants to help with SEO, or carrying out the administrative work needed to support them.As my company grew, I ...

by Sujan Patel  | March 07, 2018 12:00:00
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Should You Delegate That? A Comprehensive Guide

Any time you can delegate work for less total cost than you'd spend doing it yourself, pull the trigger

Delegating tasks is an important, yet tricky, art in the realm of entrepreneurship. It’s a way to lighten your workload and distribute tasks among your employees and partners, and if you do it right, you’ll end up more productive as an organization -- ...

by Larry Alton  | March 11, 2017 01:00:00
Startup Tips

The 10 traits that define entrepreneurial success

Successful entrepreneurs use some, if not, all these talents to drive their businesses.

Why is it that some people succeed more than others? Is it an innate ability, present from birth, or a learned behavior? What are the traits that identify a successful entrepreneur?According to Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal, PhD, senior researcher for entrepreneurship at Gallup, “Innate ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | March 07, 2016 08:00:00