I have a great job that I really like (most days). It can be high paced with levels of stress and deadline urgency that feeds my “work well under pressure” side. I have been with this company for over 16 years. Which I attribute to the ever-evolving and sometimes frantic pace.
I REALLY struggle with delegating tasks to my assistant. I LOVE having help but deciding what to let someone else help with is very difficult for me. I tend to just ask for help with tasks I don’t like, returning phone calls that I don’t HAVE to be the one to assist, e-mails that aren’t directly tied to my exact role that I know will require back and forth. Those kinds of things. Others in my organization give much more to their assistants, which makes their workload lighter.
Any suggestions on how to get past this and delegate more?