Are you spending your time on the Right Things? What could you accomplish for your organization if you “had more time”?

I know many business owners that regularly work 70-80 hours a week. We all know that owning your own business can be hard work, and require extraordinary effort in the startup years. If your business is at least 3 years old and has 3 or more employees, you really should be able to work less than 6 days a week for 10 hours a day.

And I am not casting dispersions, I have been known to do work that I could/ should have someone else do and focus on what I am best suited to do. Some excuses we make NOT to delegate: I am the only person who can do this, I can’t trust that she will do it right (or she is not trained to do it), last time he didn’t do it right, she is too busy, I don’t have time to train someone.

You can read about delegating to manage your own performance in the February People Planning newsletter. (Click link to view).

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