Eric Bloom on the Principles and Approaches of Smart Delegation Show Notes

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In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman interviews Eric Bloom. Eric is the president and CTO of Manager Mechanics LLC. He is also known as one of the best keynote speaker, author, and specialist on IT careers, professional branding for IT technologists, and an expert in IT leadership and management training. Lastly, Eric brings a distinctive viewpoint and understanding on leadership issues, as well as what inspires IT professionals to become more successful.

 

Principles and Approaches of Smart Delegation

 

Introduction of Episode

0:27 – Tony Sherman introduces returning guest Eric Bloom.

0:51 – Tony shares about their conversation with Eric about Effective Smart Delegation.

0:59 – Tony asks Eric to talk more about Effective Smart Delegation.

1:44 – “If you want to be an effective manager, and you want to be a successful manager, and you don’t like to delegate, get over it”

2:35 – Tony asked Eric about what are the approaches related to delegation

6:33 – Eric shares the benefits of delegation: teaching new skills to someone on your team, telling someone that you want to invest time and effort in them to help them grow as a professional

8:33 – Eric discusses issues about delegation and self-defeating manager

9:35 – Eric talks about elegation to self and to others (1) “to do it myself by its nature”, (2) “One that I can delegate to someone”

11:39 – “There are some people who are single tasker’s and some people are multi-tasker’s”

13:50 – Tony asked Eric on How to manage people who are single tasker

16:09 – Eric talks more about program and lateral thinkers since they are a great support to the team

18:05 – Tony shares about the skill and capability of his three sons

20:41 – Eric said “if you have children, you have management experience”

21:41 – Eric recommends Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman and discussed more about it

25:51 – Eric left a powerful thought: “Do the right things for the right reasons”

26:47 – Episode closing

Eric Bloom on the Principles and Approaches of Smart Delegation

Principles and Approaches of Smart Delegation

 

eric bloomIn this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman interviews returning guest Eric Bloom. Eric is the president and CTO of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development training and the governing organization for the Information Technology Management and Leadership Professional (ITMLP©) and Information Technology Management and Leadership Executive (ITMLE©) certifications. Eric’s team provides strategic education to firms who value superior IT leadership, a strong teamwork ethic that can reduce friction, reduce confusion, IT innovation for competitive advantage, and planned succession to consciously control recruiting and retention.

Episode 46 focuses on smart delegation which is what is being done right now by leaders. Tony and Eric discusses the value of smart delegation to managers and employees. They talk about how managers can effectively delegate tasks with implementation velocity to the team.  According to Eric, it is not just telling people what to do. A lot of managers stumble with effective and smart delegation. With smart delegation, achieving the business objectives, training the staff and saving time are all achieved simultaneously.  It is a process improvement. By delegating tasks, the managers are telling their staff that they want to invest time and effort to help them grow as a professional.

Eric mentions that some managers, especially in virtual teams, do not delegate because of a mindset that they could have done it themselves and it could have been done better and faster. Conversely, Eric explains smart delegation can be effectively done if the people got everything they need for their tasks. Tony agrees with Eric on the principle of “Feed your people first.”This means, the managers should include implementation planning on the order of things to delegate among their people.

Eric also talks about the different characters of people. He mentions about delegating tasks according to their nature and splitting the tasks based on these people’s strength. These eventually reduce friction. Furthermore, Eric says that people think differently. Some are program thinkers who are good in production, support, scheduling and repetitive tasks. Others are innovative thinkers who look at how to figure out and improve the process; they are the problem solvers. Managers should have high impact coaching and play on the people’s tasks based on their strength. Eric then recommends a good book, Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Eric

Listen to this week’s episode of Impact Teams Radio as Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman and Eric Bloom talks about the principles and approaches of smart delegation.

Eric Bloom on Leading By Example

Leading By Example

 

eric bloomIn this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi talks to first time guest Eric Bloom. Eric is the president and CTO of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development training and the governing organization for the Information Technology Management and Leadership Professional (ITMLP©) and Information Technology Management and Leadership Executive (ITMLE©) certifications. Eric is also a nationally syndicated columnist, entrepreneur, speaker, award winning author and trainer in IT management skills. By pioneering IT leadership education in traditional classroom settings, as well as online platforms and advanced virtual worlds, Eric’s team provides strategic education to firms who value superior IT leadership, a strong teamwork ethic that can reduce friction, reduce confusion, IT innovation for competitive advantage, and planned succession to consciously control recruiting and retention.

In episode 45, Tony and Eric talk about how managers should lead. Eric says that the best way for managers to manage is by example. This is what is usually being done right now by great leaders and it is really working. He says the basic principle of this is treating people how you want to be treated. Regardless if it’s virtual teams or actual professional services teams, managers must keep that in mind. Eric also explains that if you want to lead, you have to have a destination in mind, something that you are headed toward. This destination must be properly articulated through professional communication skills, that is why leaders must be good communicators.

Tony and Eric also talk about how the dynamics of the team has evolved over the years. Eric says that what is being done right now by people is that they focus more on the individual performance of each member and not on the teamwork. It has become much less about the team and more about the individual which can really hurt project implementation strategy and process involvement. Listen to this week’s episode of Impact Teams Radio as Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman and Eric Bloom discuss about leading by example.

 

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