When it comes to leadership, delegation is my mantra. If you don't take anything else away from this blog, learn to delegate well. I will post a great deal more about delegation over the coming weeks, but here's something that caught my eye over on Leading Blog
Michael McKinney of Leading Blog comments on A Woman For All Seasons, an article about Pamela Thomas-Graham who is the new head of Liz Claiborne. The original article is a column at Harvey MacKay (sorry, no permalink). Michael focuses on the opportunities we all have to help others, particularly young and impressionable people, develop good habits of thought and behavior.
I just want to highlight Pamela Thomas-Graham's own words about leadership:
"I do not use brute force in my management style. I use my strategic abilities. I work hard to create a team environment. It’s extremely important for a leader to empower others in driving the success of the organization. I emphasize how essential it is to be nimble and always resourceful".
There it is, you see. You can't do everything yourself. If you want to be a leader, you must learn to delegate - and learn to do it wisely and well. That will be the topic of a future post.