“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” ~ David Allen. Why then, are so many people in business hesitant to delegate? I have asked this question to countless individuals and the amazing realization is that the answers are virtually alike. There are many reasons given.
A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in a bar/restaurant on a Saturday evening to watch my son play hockey. When I walked in, I was struck by the fact that there was one bartender, one server and one person in the kitchen and that was two too many people working. The only other patron was a young lady who was there to watch her husband play; he played for the opposition which created great banter back and forth between us. I asked the server: “It’s kind of slow tonight. What’s happened?” Last year this place was packed and to get a seat to watch my son play was a challenge at the best of times. The response from him was quite telling.