Why you need to delegate (stewardship)

Stewardship is for growth of yourself and others, It is a win-win situation.
Stewardship is about telling people  WHY something needs to be done, WHAT you think could be a way to achieve it but  NOT HOW to do it.
Stewardship is about telling people what happens if they fail.
Stewardship is about giving your people what they need to get the job done and trust them that they will do it.

Trust goes both ways, a person who cannot trust others is not trustworthy.

Duplicating your capacity by developing people to be atleast as good as you (real goal is for them to be better than you!) is the only sustainable way to scale..
Stewardship increases the potential of both you and your trainees.
– they learn how to handle bigger tasks
– you can free up time for bigger tasks (act on it,delegate it, or delete it)

And teaches the value of stewardship. So it resonates to future trainees.

Now I understand what our CTO was telling me years ago. “In the future you should make more like you, like mark mark mark mark”.

The goal is to scale,to develop good people. not to be on top of other people.

 a leader is someone who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way

Other References

https://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/three-common-mistakes-first-time-tech-lead

Why we need to share information to empower our team

What changes when we have access to information?

It widens our “map” , it gives us more insight on where we are standing on the map

It improves our perspective.
It gives us better understanding of potentials and risks.
It allows us to act faster and more appropriate to a situation.

Scenario #1

this is how it looks like when you have limited info.
what would you next move be?
can you calculate risks “from a higher perspective”?

Scenario #2

this is what it looks like when you have more access to info.
paths to success become more apparent.
risks can be more calculated.
you can finally think “from a higher perspective”

Look again at scenario#1,  success is almost in front of you. But what prevented you from doing that?
If this was a task you gave to your member, why did you not allow him/her to see it?
We cannot say “please try to look from a bigger perspective” while not giving resources
that would allow our people to see from that perspective.
Instead we should practice Stewardship  to share information and scale our operations.

Look back at scenario#2  did i really give you the full access to info?

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