July, 2017

Grow • Engage • Inspire

Topic Spotlight – Delegation and Managing Others

The gift of time, delegation can help you succeed. Take a moment to reflect on your skills and find ways to delegate more effectively. Below are a sampling of online courses, books and videos available in the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) that may assist you or those you support.

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Use Delegation to Develop Your Team In this course, you’ll learn how to improve your delegation skills by taking account of the development needs of your team. mgmt_39_a04_bs_enus 24 min
The Delegation Process In this course, you’ll be introduced to the factors you need to consider when planning a delegation so that you can convey these to the delegate. You’ll be given guidelines on what to communicate and how. mgmt_39_a02_bs_enus 29 min
Successful Delegation: Supervise and Encourage In this course, you'll learn how to give supervision and feedback to ensure that your delegates actually deliver what you want and when you expect. mgmt_39_a03_bs_enus 23 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Sheena Iyengar: Choosing What to Do Jot down every task you do in a given week. Eliminate or delegate 50-75 percent. For each remaining task, ask whether you feel frustration or reward from its completion. If it’s frustration, do it quickly or delegate the task. 47556 2 min
Scott Eblin: The Next Level: Pick Up Accountability for Many Results, Let Go of Responsibility for Few Results Scott Eblin explains the difference between accountability and responsibility. 21609 3 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
The Gift of Time: How Delegation Can Give you Space to Succeed
Online Book
We're all drowning in work - never-ending to-do lists, constant deadlines one after the other, too many emails to possibly answer! If only some of that load could be lifted... This important book shows you how to stop wasting your time on tasks you're overqualified for and teaches you how to actually focus on the important stuff. 80678 272 pages
Brian Tracy: Delegation and Supervision
Audio Book
Delivering a method to make collaboration work for you and your company, this book guides you to create the conditions that promote innovation and break through within and across your business and network. 115235 130 min

Webinar Live Event - Save the Date!

Simply Brilliant: Essential Principles for Exceptional Performance
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00am CDT – Duration: 1 hour
Featuring William C. Taylor
Skillsoft Ireland Limited

In this provocative and far-reaching talk, Bill Taylor draws on themes and case studies from his forthcoming book, Simply Brilliant, to explain how great organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

True Grit: The Science of Success
Date: Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:00am CST – Duration 1 hour
Featuring Angela Duckworth
Skillsoft Ireland Limited

In this talk, Angela Duckworth presents her influential work on grit—the tendency to pursue long-term goals with perseverance and passion. She describes the predictive power of grit for performance in a variety of fascinating contexts.

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