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How is your workload? If you currently have a lot of things on your plate and your deadline is fast approaching, one of the practical solutions for this difficult situation is delegation.


The act of delegation, then, involves conferring (some of) your functions or powers on another so he or she can act on your behalf.

― thebalancesmb.com


If you are a part of a team and taking on the responsibility of a leader or perhaps a similar position of authority, delegation plays an important role in boosting your productivity.


Giving a level of autonomy definitely increases morale and promotes collaboration and innovation. When you delegate the right way, it doesn’t only help you become efficient but also give your team members a chance to develop their individual skills and look for other opportunities to grow.


"If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you've got to learn to delegate."

― Richard Branson.


“Are we limiting our success by not mastering the art of delegation? It’s simply a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.”

Ronald Reagan


“The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.”

― Vince Lombardi



This is a part of our
Effective Ways to Work Smarter series:

 

Sharpen Your Time Management Skills

Establish Workflows To Streamline Processes

Delegate Work Effectively

Learn How To Manage Stress - Stress Poll Results

Do Regular Daily Reflections


Be Driven to Succeed!

Study a nationally accredited and professional online course and get 20% off* your course.

Whether you are looking to up-skill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in our extensive online course catalogue.

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The hustle and bustle of life may cause us to lose touch with our rhythm so it’s important for us to allocate about 10 to 15 minutes a day to take a step back and see the big picture. Towards the end of the day, we have to process and understand what went well or what went wrong and this can be done through reflection.


Personal reflection is a very powerful habit. It’s definitely something that should be developed and practiced on a daily basis. Practice ultimately results in progress and can lead to a more successful and fulfilling life.

Follow effective action with quiet reflection.

From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

—  Peter Drucker


Reflection is a valuable learning tool because it lets us dig deeper and allow our inner wisdom to examine our actions and determine whether they are helping us or just causing us to make more mistakes.

Learning without reflection is a waste.

Reflection without learning is dangerous.

—  Confucius


Establishing this healthy habit will keep us balanced and save us a lot of time and effort by centering all our energies in positive and productive activities instead of spending time trying to suppress negative patterns.

So no matter how busy you are, take time to reflect. Talk to yourself with respect, honesty, and tough love. Put all your thoughts and experiences on paper. The act of writing reinforces discipline and motivates you to stay focused and make profound changes in life.

 

This is a part of our Effective Ways to Work Smarter series:

 

Sharpen Your Time Management Skills

Establish Workflows To Streamline Processes

Delegate Work Effectively

Learn How To Manage Stress - Stress Poll Results

Do Regular Daily Reflections


Be Driven to Succeed!

Study a nationally accredited and professional online course and get 20% off* your course.

Whether you are looking to up-skill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in our extensive online course catalogue.

*Terms & Conditions Apply.

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If you think resolutions are so cliche, then perhaps you need to think again! When a year ends and a new one begins, your mind is drawn to preparation and planning. You feel optimistic that it’s going to be a fresh new year full of promises and hope. It certainly is the best time to make changes in various areas of your life.


The tradition of writing down all the things that we want to achieve for the rest of the year usually happens in the first week of January. Now that January has come and gone, the big question is, are you still upholding your resolutions? We start really strong and determined, however, when February comes, we start to fizzle… but why?

Most people fail to commit to their resolutions due to extreme pressure or lack of motivation and discipline. As the saying goes “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” - The intention to change wavers very quickly due to a form of resistance called inertia.

The law of inertia is Sir Isaac Newton’s first law and it states that "A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force." As humans, we are also influenced by inertia - we continue to tread the same path throughout our lives unless other forces alter our course. Therefore, if we would like to change for the better, then we should find that “greater force” that will positively alter the direction of our life inertia.

Here are some of the things you can do to accelerate your success in 2019:


Tackle one resolution at a time

Don’t beat yourself up! Change requires time. Start slowly and work toward changing one thing at a time. It’s best to make small lifestyle changes every day until it already feels like it’s a natural part of your routine. Read more about Game-changing Habits to Supercharge Your Life.

Trust Yourself

Develop your self-confidence. Believe that you can make excellent decisions and you have the ability to improve no matter what your current circumstances are. Your thoughts will eventually manifest into actions so you have to guard your mind against negative thoughts. Click here to Learn how to solve the confidence gap.

Be Flexible and Adaptive

If your plan is not working, review and tweak it if necessary. Always be open to suggestions and embrace new ideas. You need to adjust yourself to meet the needs of your situation or current environment.

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

—  Jimmy Dean

 

Treat each day as another chance to start over.

 

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in, and day-out.

—  Robert Collier

 

Write a Letter to Your Future Self

Grab a pen and paper, reflect and write down your thoughts, seal and open it at a future date. Your letter may contain words of validation, reassurance, and encouragement. Try to picture yourself a year, 2 years or 5 years from now and outline what you want to achieve in that timeframe. This could be a great way to make your dreams happen. Write a note to your future self today and you will be amazed to discover how much you’ve changed (or not) over the years.

Up Next: Do Regular Daily Reflections

Be Driven to Succeed! 

 

Study a nationally accredited and professional online course and get 20% off* your course.

Whether you are looking to up-skill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in our extensive online course catalogue.

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What is a workflow?


To put it simply, a workflow consists of the step by step process of how you do your work from start to finish. It’s composed of all the activities that happen in a sequence - all the things that you need to do in order to complete bigger tasks.

Implementing good quality workflows can certainly work wonders in any organisation especially when it comes to project management. It allows employers and managers to create clearly-established structures leaving them more time to focus on work that creates value. Employees can use this to gain a better understanding of their roles and how they relate to different departments and make team members more accountable for their work. It’s certainly is a modern solution for the workplace.

Workflows can also be implemented in real life and they don’t have to be complicated. You can create some basic workflows to help in process improvements and elimination of inefficiencies in your daily routine, therefore, increasing your output and productivity. Aside from that, it also leads to better communication as well as a quick and easy resolution to bottlenecks.

Visualising your workflow is a very important step. You can start by creating a diagram that can be used as a graphic representation of the steps needed in order for you to reach the goals you want to achieve. If you want to take your workflow diagrams to the next level, there are also many workflow management tools out there that you can use for free:

  • Create workflow diagrams/flowcharts
    • Simple or complex diagrams/flowcharts can be designed using draw.io, canva.com, smartdraw.com or diagrameditor.com
  • Use digital workflow management solutions
    • Work smarter not harder using cloud software such as zoho.com, trello.com, monday.com or cflowapps.com


This is a part of our
Effective Ways to Work Smarter series, we will share more about the topics below in our blog:

 

Sharpen Your Time Management Skills

Establish Workflows To Streamline Processes

Delegate Work Effectively

Learn How To Manage Stress - Stress Poll Results

Do Regular Daily Reflections

 

Make A Difference In 2019!


Study a nationally accredited and professional online course and get 20% off* your course.

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We conducted an online survey about stress and here are the results (as of 24 January 2019).

Stress Scale

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

4.9%

3.7%

1.2%

2.4%

3.7%

4.9%

6.1%

28.1%

15.9

29.3%

 

Typical Stressors

 

Personal problems

Studies

Work

Other reasons

I'm not stressed

31.3%

0

50%

12.5%

6.3%

 

Based on most recent data from the Stress Poll

 

Stress level

#1 Source

of Stress

50% are extremely stressed

Work


Your stress level matters a lot. If you are currently experiencing a lot of stress and you’re not doing anything about it, you probably need an intervention ASAP! When you ignore your current situation, it might lead to detrimental effects on your physical and mental health. It’s okay to start small then work on building momentum.

 

Here are the most common symptoms of stress:

  • Psychological signs are lack of motivation, anxiety, depression, restlessness, irritability or anger.
  • Physiological signs include headaches, chest pain, stomach upset and fatigue.
  • Changes in behaviour such as smoking or drinking too much, social withdrawal, not eating or overeating and angry outbursts.

Find your zen! Click here to find some healthy ways to manage stress effectively.

“If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope. There will always be dark days.Kris Carr

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.Hans Selye

The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances. Andrew J. Bernstein

You can beat stress! Just have the right mindset and start regaining control over your mind and body.

This is a part of our Effective Ways to Work Smarter series, we will share more about the topics below in our blog:

 

Sharpen Your Time Management Skills

Establish Workflows To Streamline Processes

Delegate Work Effectively

Learn How To Manage Stress - Stress Poll Results

Do Regular Daily Reflections

 

Make A Difference In 2019!


Study a nationally accredited and professional online course andget 20% off* your course.

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