How to turn your experience into an instruction manual and delegation tool.
Quick Tip: The Power of a Resource Book
In my lifelong quest to Work Less and Do More, I've realized the power of delegation. But sometimes the thought of creating instructions for the delegatee is enough to get me to keep doing the work myself.
Anytime you adopt a new responsibility, start keeping a resource book*. This resource book can be an actual notebook or a file on your computer. Record everything you do related to the particular responsibility, including the lessons you learn, how you deal with any emergencies, and relevant contact information. Voila--your resource book becomes an instruction manual and a ready-made delegation tool!
*This idea of a resource book comes directly from my book, Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More.