Starting a new job is an exciting time, from meeting new coworkers, getting acclimated on a team, and learning the way around a new building. New employees have a lot to learn to hit the ground running, including becoming familiar with a company’s culture. Some employees are now going through the onboarding process in a remote-work environment, without sitting face-to-face with their new manager or other teammates. But onboarding is even more important in uncertain times as it provides much-needed structure and guidance when everything else might seem shaky and unsure.
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There are only so many hours in a day and so many days in a week. As a leader, one of the most important skills you can cultivate is knowing when you take a task on yourself and when to delegate it to someone else. Delegating responsibilities is not a symptom of laziness or ineffectiveness. It’s a way to prioritize your time while allowing others on your team to rise to the challenge and expand their skills. It’s also a way to show you trust your team to contribute, in an important way, on a big project. If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re delegating enough, that’s usually an indication you’re not.
This might sound like the set-up to a joke, but it’s not: What’s the difference between a boss and a leader? Much like squares and rectangles, bosses can be leaders, and leaders can be bosses, but they’re not always the same thing at the same time.