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Delegating

Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Delegating is one of those essential skills I struggle with. However it is an essential skill that every person needs to have. If you don’t delegate and do everything yourself, you will find yourself having too much to do and not enough time.

What stops many people from delegating is saying to themselves “no one can do it as well as I can”.

We find that Moses didn’t want to delegate because he said to himself that “no one can transmit the Torah as well as I can”. Moses was correct because, he heard the Torah “unfiltered” from Hashem and when the Jewish people were in his presence they were uplifted to be able to receive “Torah in the raw” without it overwhelming them. However when his father in law (Yisro) came and suggested that Moses create a structure of delegation, Moses accepted the suggestion and implemented it.

There were 3 essential ingredients to the Moses delegation 1) he remained connected with those who were “doing his job” 2) he allowed for the “next generation” to be able to continue independently without being dependent on him 3) Those who were delegated believed in what they were giving and had the passion to get it right.

We can also delegate by implementing these 3 ideas 1) delegatedon’t abdicate remain in contact with those who are “doing your tasks” and don’t judge their mistakes. However, do educate them how it should be done. 2) free up the need for them to keep asking you how to do something, create a checklist of how to do it 3) make sure the people who are doing the delegated job have a passion for that type of work and the mission of the “company”.

With the holiday of Purim coming up I want to thank Tami, Paul and Howard for answering our question of what type of entertainment we should have. If you want to be part of the Purim volunteers click here http://harfordjewish.com/1715417and fill out the form.

Have a good Shabbos,

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman

P.S. I am working on the delegating thing.

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