The Gift of Time: How Delegation Can Give you Space to Succeed

The Gift of Time: How Delegation Can Give you Space to Succeed

by Gail Thomas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857085955
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gail Thomas is delegation consultant and founder of the Virtual PA company, a nationwide shared secretary service.
A professional speaker and business consultant, Gail has studied in depth, the value and benefits of delegation; and has published a white paper and manifesto as part of a PhD. Her company The Virtual PA has achieved 14% growth while 85% of the industry has seen decline. Her corporate background includes roles as the ecommerce director of Whittard of Chelsea plc and Head of Boots Direct managing cross function teams of 50+. She has an MBA in Financial strategy, Business strategy and creative management.She has been finalist in the Everywoman Business Woman of the Year Awards, Women in Public Life Awards and Yorkshire Rural Entrepreneur.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part One Introducing delegation

1 The definition of delegation 9

2 The benefits of delegation 19

3 The value of delegation 27

4 Types of delegation 47

Part Two Getting delegation to work

5 Barriers to delegation 65

6 Over-capability 85

7 The delegation mindset 91

Part Three Your delegation plan

8 Step 1: Why delegate01

9 Step 2: What to delegate? 113

10 Step 3: Who to delegate to 127

11 Step 4: Getting from ‘I do’ to ‘Youdo’ 161

12 Step 5: How to delegate 167

Part Four Delegation in context

13 Delegation as a new leader 191

14 Delegation and other leadership skills 205

15 Disastrous delegation 211

16 Delegation for parents 219

Conclusion: To only do, what only you can do 241

Appendix 1: The art of delegation white paper 243

Appendix 2: The art of delegation manifesto 255

About the Author 258

Acknowledgements 259

Index 261

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