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The Delights of Delegation: Why Going it Alone Doesn't Work

The Delights of Delegation: Why Going it Alone Doesn't Work | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a high-flying manager tasked with leading your team into battle in the latest big company mission, or looking to get a passion project off the ground, falling into that most counterproductive of traps and trying to do everything yourself can be all too easy.

 

After all, these projects are your babies; their success — or failure — ultimately lies with you. People, be it your employers, colleagues, friends or family are counting on you to take this on and emerge triumphant.

 

When the pressure is on like this, most of us have fallen victim at one time or another to the belief that doing everything ourselves is the best option.

 

Yet by enlisting the help of others and putting your absolute faith in them, you’ll achieve much more than you ever could on your own...

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Listening Skills: Are You Really Hearing What Customers and Colleagues Are Saying to You?

Listening Skills: Are You Really Hearing What Customers and Colleagues Are Saying to You? | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

"Listening is one of the key ingredients of the most successful performers and the downfall of poor performers. This good article provides 6 tips to help you become a better listener."

 

Another set of great points about listening -- the first skill to master in effective storytelling.

 

Is there anything I would add to this list? Only to reiterate that in most conversations we are not really listening -- we are instead having a conversation with ourselves about what we are going to say in response, the piece of advice we are going to give, or the idea we are going to share.  

 

When you listen delightedly however, when you are there to listen the best possible 'story' out of someone, your world shifts and real gems emerge.  So read this article and practice better listening.


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