“But because our organization has grown so much and in so many different ways, the delegation process places responsibility and authority on the shoulders of people you can watch grow, and watch the way they treat others.” – Vince McMahon, Chair and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment
One of the leaders I worked with recently shared a big epiphany.
Their company had already delegated most of their weaknesses – the things they weren’t good at. But he realized that if they wanted to continue to grow they had to switch gears and delegate tasks that included their strengths.
Think about it. If they are already strong at something, they know what great looks like.
They can quickly, and more easily, understand what’s going on – and know what has to happen next.
And, they can be a great coach or advisor.
CEOs hold on to too much, for too long. At a certain point, they need to delegate everything.
CEOs should have zero operational responsibilities. They need to strengthen their executive team, and focus on strategic opportunities that take the company to greater success in the future.