#043: How to Delegate Even If You Don’t Have a Staff [Podcast]

Delegation truly is a fine art and a necessary skill. In this episode, I talk about how you can delegate even if you don’t have a staff.


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Whenever I write or speak on the topic of delegation, I always get a question from someone who says, “But what if you don’t have a staff? How can you delegate?” As you increase your impact in the world, you will, inevitably, encounter situations where delegation is not only helpful but essential to growth.

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I’m thrilled to be the host of this year’s Chick-fil-A Leadercast. It is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from 
Atlanta, Georgia to hundreds of locations around the world.

Date: May 10, 2013
Time: 08:00-04:30 p.m.
Event: Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013
Topic: Host
Sponsor: Chick-fil-A
Venue: The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Location: 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.
Audible 2.0 for iPhone

I love listening to audiobooks. This is how I do most of my “reading.” This past week, Audible released version 2.0 of it’s iphone app. It is gorgeous and a delight to use. Check it out.

By the way, I am re-reading EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey. This is a must-read for anyone running a small business. Highly recommended.

#042: The Fine Art of Delegation [Podcast]

In this episode, I talk about the fine art of delegation. I also share the five levels of delegation. If you want to succeed as a leader, it is imperative that you learn to delegate and delegate well.


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My first year as marketing director, I vacillated between micro-managing everything and completely abdicating my role. It would be years before I would learn the art of delegation. However, the techniques I cover in this episode can help you go further, faster.

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I am looking forward to speaking to these junior high and high schoolers. They gather together at camp to prepare for the coming school year’s academic speech and debate competitions.

Date: July 31, 2013
Time: 05:30-06:30 p.m.
Event: Training Minds Camp
Topic: How to Create a Life Plan
Sponsor: Training Minds
Venue: Point Loma Nazarene University
Location: 3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
United States
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.
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Leadership and the Law of Replication

My dad was injured in the Korean War, a few years before I was born. As a result of that injury, he walks with a limp. As a young boy, I unconsciously emulated him. I just thought that was the way grown men walked.

Leadership and the Law of Replication

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When I was about three or four, I remember my Mom saying to me, “Michael, you don’t need to walk with a limp. Dad walks that way because he was hurt in the war.” Regardless, I still walked with a limp for another year or so, simply because I wanted to be like my dad.

If you are not charting new territory, you don’t need a leader; a manager will do. But if you are charting new territory—something that has never been done before—then you need a leader. George Carlin calls this Vuja De.

I will be speaking to leaders at this annual gathering of the language interpreting industry.

Date: June 14, 2013
Time: 09:30-10:30 a.m.
Event: Fourth Annual InterpretAmerica Summit
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: InterpretAmerica
Venue: Hyatt Reston Town Center
Location: 1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA 20190
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.