Female Founders Breaking Boundaries

Leading vs. Delegating vs. Doing

May 25, 2023 Casey Gromer Episode 92
Female Founders Breaking Boundaries
Leading vs. Delegating vs. Doing
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One thing I see happening across the women-led companies I work with is that they have reached a place where they realize they can’t manage all of the people anymore so they have to start filling some leadership or management roles, either internally or externally. And what is happening when they fill these roles is that they are finding that they are not getting the desired effect and the work still isn’t getting done. This week’s episode 92 of Female Founders Breaking Boundaries is about leading vs. delegating vs. doing!

Have you ever felt like you were WAY too busy, stressed out, burnt out, and overwhelmed, so you were advised to delegate some tasks to take things off your plate and free up some time? Except, maybe it didn't work. If getting out of the day-to-day in your business was as simple as hiring more people, then why are you still feeling overwhelmed and burned out? You are not alone! Sometimes, simply delegating tasks doesn’t work and instead shifts your workload from “doing” to “managing.”

I invite you to use the exercise that our own C-Suite clients use to take the first step in turning your team into a well-oiled, self-managed machine- and get you out of the delegation catch-22. Download the exercise here to get started!

In this episode of Female Founders Breaking Boundaries, I’m sharing how you can pinpoint why things aren’t getting done in your business and actionable steps you can take right now to transition your leadership team from delegating and doing into leading and growing. Some of the things I cover in this episode are:

  • Celebrating Emily Soloby, host of the Hazard Girls podcast, co-owner of AAA School of Trucking, recipient of the 2021 EWI Empowering Woman of the Year award and so much more for creating Juno Jones, a shoe line that meets both safety and style standards. 
  • Signs your leadership team is delegating instead of leading. 
  • Why the work your team is doing should be outcome-based instead of task-based.
  • On my mind outside of business: My bucket list hiking trip to Utah 

I encourage you to take a look at the people who are in those elevated roles in your business and ask yourself are they leading, or are they delegating or simply doing the tasks themselves. Because ultimately, we need our leaders to be leading. 

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Leading vs. Delegating vs. Doing
Female Founder in the Spotlight: Emily Soloby.
What’s happening when you have a leadership team that isn’t leading.
What’s keeping your leadership team from getting things done?
When your leadership team is doing instead of leading or delegating, they are creating a bottleneck.
Your leadership team’s role is to be tracking those outcomes.
What’s on my mind outside of business.