I don’t often reference an article in my posts, but this week I just couldn’t resist. Jay Goltz writes a column, “You’re the Boss: The Art of Running a Small Business” in The New York Times. Last week, his post was relevant to nearly everyone who manages people, projects, or just about anything. Here’s the first paragraph, and then a link to the full article. I encourage you to read the comments as well.
And in case you’re wondering . . . this article has absolutely nothing to do with me. Really. Just ask anyone. Well, maybe not anyone.
The One Task I Can’t Seem to Delegate
The other day, three yearly license plate renewal stickers arrived in the mail for three of my company vehicles. This meant someone would have to put the stickers on and replace the registration card in each of the cars. Normally, that someone would be me. While I have become quite adept at delegating almost everything else, the combination of vehicles and stickers has long been a surprising source of grief, education, and humor for me. I have given speeches about my failures to manage this process.
Have a great week ahead and don’t let your OCD get the best of you.