Best 17 Quotes & Tweets on Delegating

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1

If the work doesn’t require creativity, delegate it, automate it, or leave it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

As a CEO, your job is actually to do nothing. CEOs who actually perform duties within their companies are failing. Your job is to set strategy and culture, delegate, and incentivize. Same goes for executives. You are just more focused mini-CEOs, who report up.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

3

How to hire the best: • Work on an interesting problem. • Pay really well. • Get out of the way.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

How to keep the momentum while working hard: - Don't burn out - Pick fun projects - Don't be a single point of failure - Spread your knowledge - Delegate - Fire yourself from boring jobs - Pair on projects, don't get stuck - Take staycations - Solve the little problems first

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

5

The goal of an entrepreneur should be to do nothing but route opportunities to the right people on your team. Build a system and make yourself a human router 🚏 When I get stressed at work, it’s because I’ve failed to build a system and have tasks I can’t route to someone.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

6

Sometimes the cheapest option is to pay for someone else to do it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

How to know you’ve hired the right executive: You don’t worry about their part of the business anymore.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

8

To a CEO with a hammer, everything looks like a nail: Sales CEO: We'll SELL our way to the goal Marketer CEO: We'll MARKET our way to the goal Product CEO: We'll FEATURE our way to the goal Finance CEO: We'll STRUCTURE our way to the goal Magic = CEO who delegates all 4 well

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

9

Do you want the story or do you want the outcome? Diffusing your limited energy across multiple projects makes a better story you can tell others when they ask what you're doing. Directing your energy toward one or two projects makes for a better outcome.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

Delegation is the single most impactful skill you can learn as an entrepreneur. But it’s SO hard... Who wants to delegate something and have their customer get subpar product or service? It’s brutal at first 😭 Inevitably, when you delegate any new task, you get let down.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

11

"It's not your fault, but it's your responsibility to do something about it" is increasingly how I respond to people complaining. This phrase acknowledges what happened, removes blame, and moves people away from a passive narrative where they're a victim and into an active one.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

The ultimate test of whether you own a high quality business? The CEO can go on vacation for 3 months unannounced, and everything keeps on running smoothly.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

13

Entrepreneurship is just delegation. Investing is its most extreme form.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

14

Scale allows for delegation and a better life. It feels impossible to delegate when your total revenue is only enough to pay your own salary. And it’s scary growing rev beyond what you alone can handle, before you have a team. The entrepreneurial version of crossing the chasm.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

15

One of the most valuable thinking tools is the Jobs To Be Done Framework. Who do you need to hire for your executive team? Break out your problems as jobs to be done, then create roles accordingly: - Run Payroll - Sell Ads - Driving Traffic - Manage Fulfillment Etc

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

16

I used to think recruiters were stupid. Why would I pay someone else to message people on LinkedIn. I was 100% wrong. Insane value in: 1. Delegating and incentivizing someone else to solve the problem 2. Saves 1-2 hrs per candidate of your valuable time (screening)

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

17

The best part of growth is that you can delegate the things you don’t like 😩 The worst part of growth is that you usually end up delegating some of what you love 👨‍🎨 In 2008, my happy place was headphones + Photoshop 🎧 I haven’t designed anything substantial in years.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson