Lauren Goldstein of ‘Golden Key Partnership’: How To Delegate Effectively and Be Completely Satisfied With the Results

An Interview With Jerome Knyszewski

Jerome Knyszewski
Nov 22, 2020 · 18 min read

…delegate anything that is not in your innate talent wheelhouse. If it isn’t your superpower, let someone else, whose superpower it is, plan and run with it. This one is all about having A Players versus worker bees and trusting them to deliver. If you are clear on what done means then this should be a walk in the park to select the right person to see it come to fruition.

  1. Office hours. This may seem silly but I remember in the beginning when I was working from home that the line between life and work was really blurred. I ate at my desk during “lunch” and went “back to the office” after dinner sometimes till 1 or 2 in the morning and then got up and did it all over again. When I was in those dark days, I realized I needed to draw a line in the sand between personal and business hours. This was a game changer. Now I work standard hours and set the expectations with my clients, and my team, that anything after 6pm or on weekends won’t be responded to or dealt with until the next day. This really changed so much because it gave me space to breathe and made sure that everyone else also had that same space.
  2. Ask for help and be willing to give up control. This one is definitely a big one. I don’t think any of us like to admit that we need help or to give up the reins, but this is one of the single biggest things that helps me avoid burnout. Help comes in many forms. It could be a mentor, a partner, an employee, or even just a sympathetic ear — heck even just admitting that you need help takes the pressure off! As for giving up control I like to think of it like a bakery. Sometimes we don’t want to give up a piece of our pie right? Well, what if you think of it not as an individual pie you are giving up, but rather you own a bakery and you design the menu and then you can bake as many pies as you want! Control the things you truly love, that are fun and easy for you, and then figure out who can take ownership of the rest of the process. That is where the magic happens.

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