Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week
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May 20, 2005
Contents In This Issue
  • THE SIX STEPS OF EFFECTIVE DELEGATION
  • COACHING CALL TO ACTION
  • IDEAS AND INFORMATION
  • ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI
  • PASS IT ON
  • Andrea Novakowski
    Master Certified Coach

    Coaching for Corporations,
    Businesses and Individuals





    QUOTE OF THE WEEK

    "You can delegate authority, but not responsibility."

    -- Stephen W. Comiskey


    THE SIX STEPS OF EFFECTIVE DELEGATION

    by Donna M. Gennett


    1. Prepare beforehand.

    2. Clearly define the task to be completed. Be specific. Ask the person to whom you are delegating to repeat the information back to you to ensure that he or she fully understands.

    3. Clearly outline the time frame within which the delegated task must be completed.

    4. Define the level of authority he or she is to use with this task:

    Level one: The authority to recommend

    Level two: The authority to inform and initiate

    Level three: The authority to act

    5. Identify checkpoints when you will meet with the delegatee to review progress and offer guidance, if needed. Schedule these meetings frequently at first, taper off as you see the task being mastered.

    6. Hold a debriefing session to discuss what went well, what could have been improved, and what has been learned!

    Reference: Gennett, D., (2003). If you want it done right, you don't have to do it yourself! Sanger, CA: Quill Driver Books

    Reprinted with permission from OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-3114, http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu

    COACHING CALL TO ACTION


    Many of my clients are hiring new employees to their staff or company. Sometimes they feel uncomfortable letting go of their projects and handing them over to others to complete. Having clear guidelines sure helps in the process. This week, check to see if you are following the six steps of effective delegation.

    IDEAS AND INFORMATION


    RECOGNIZING A STROKE -- Three Simple Questions
    provided by Kris Nowka, http://LeadersinLife.net

    Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

    * Ask the individual to SMILE.

    * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    * Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE.

    If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

    After discovering that a group of nonmedical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

    ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI


    Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week is brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master Certified Coach who provides Business and Personal Coaching to Corporations, Businesses, and Individuals. Andrea is a professional coach who partners with people to set goals and create momentum to produce effective results in their business and/or personal lives.

    Andrea is available for individual coaching. If you are serious about reaching your goals and living with greater fulfillment and satisfaction, consider using a coach. To schedule a COMPLIMENTARY initial consultation, send an e-mail to Andrea at
    andrea@coachandrea.com.

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