Feb 17

One of the most difficult things for a small business person to do is to delegate. Yet it is essential once there is more than one of you in the business and, let’s face it, unless you are planning to do your own tax returns you will be delegating at least to your accountant.

With the accountant we are talking about upwards delegation – giving tasks that you cannot do to somebody who can. This is the easy form of delegation because you have to delegate or the task won’t get done.

What I call downwards delegation is where you delegate tasks that you can do, perhaps quite well, to someone else. This is the tricky one. More...