#EntrepreneurCorner: Delegating for success

Cape Town - Business coach Anton Ressel unpacked delegation as an important element in taking your business forward in this week's talk.

He said that failure to make delegation a priority may cause your business to stagnate.

Ressel said even though business owners may be better and faster at doing certain tasks themselves, this is not a viable strategy in the long-term. "The result is that you end up creating a glass ceiling, where the business can't grow beyond your capacity," Ressel warned.

According to Ressel, the main reason entrepreneurs do not delegate may not be time pressures, but a lack of setting priorities.

"If you don't have enough hours in a day to do certain things, it just means those things are not going to get done unless you start learning how to delegate, and do it in a way that looks at the future," Ressel said.

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The downside of not delegating is that you miss the opportunity to empower your employees so they can learn to do the tasks faster and better next time.

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