Perfecting The Art Of Delegation

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If there is one thing that a lot of project managers are yet to master it is the art of delegation. If we are honest with ourselves, most of us will admit that we are guilty of spreading ourselves too thin because we attempt to take on tasks ourselves when we could – and should – be delegating them to our team members. With that in mind, read on to discover some top tips on how to delegate more effectively as a project manager. 

Be specific – One of the worst things you can do when giving out tasks is to be vague. You need to be specific with what is required. You should also explain why the task needs to be done, what results are expected, and the deadline. 

Pick the right person for the task – When delegating, do not dish tasks out on a first come first serve basis. Rather than simply assigning tasks to the first person available, you need to ensure tasks are matched to the right person for the job. Do not give someone a task if they are not qualified to do it. You wouldn’t give someone with an HGV licence accounting tasks, would you? You need to play to the strengths and skills of your team. 

Don’t over-delegate – While a lot of us are guilty of not delegating enough, you also need to make sure you do not over-delegate. You should not simply start delegating projects because you have fallen behind or you want to shift something off your desk that you should be doing. Delegating is about dishing out those tasks that you should not be doing yourself. It is vital to recognise the difference. 
Give apprentices some responsibility – If you have any apprentices on your team, make the most of them. A lot of businesses make the mistake of having their interns and apprentices merely staying in the background. There are bound to be plenty of tasks that your apprentice could be working on, so make sure you give them something worthwhile to do, i.e. something that actually contributes to the project. 
Don’t micromanage – There is no point in delegating a task if you are only going to micromanage it afterwards. Once you have handed out a task and provided training if necessary, you should set up a schedule for touching base, and then once you have done this you should step away from the project. You have assigned the task based on skillset, so you should trust the person in question to get the done job properly. 

If you follow the advice that has been provided above, you should be able to delegate tasks more effectively and efficiently so that your project team can achieve more and you focus on the tasks that really matter rather than spreading yourself too thin.

 

 

The Benefits of Doing Your Bit for Charity

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Doing your bit for charity gives you a great opportunity to help individuals and causes who are in need of assistance. However, you may be surprised to learn that supporting a charity can actually benefit you as well. To learn more, take a look at some of the benefits that arise when you do your bit for charity:

  1. Increased social connections

Volunteering your time and skills can connect you with others and allow you to forge new social connections. Loneliness and isolation can have a big impact on your well-being, but volunteering is a constructive and positive way to make new social relationships. As you begin to widen your social circle and get more involved, you’ll find you have more contacts than ever before!

  1. Learn new skills 

When you first start out, you may feel more comfortable volunteering in a capacity that you’re familiar with but, over time, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills. A Health and Social Care training provider can help you to complete certifications required for some volunteering positions, for example. Alternatively, you can develop new skills on an ad hoc basis via volunteering.

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  1. Relieve stress

It’s not unusual for people to feel stressed and overwhelmed in today’s fast-paced world, but volunteering can help to combat this. Many people assume that they don’t have the time to volunteer but making time in your schedule can have a positive impact on you, as well as those you help. The emotional reward that comes from volunteering can help to relieve stress, while the fulfilment of being able to help others can boost your mood.

  1. Stay healthy

When you volunteer, your role may include physical activity, such as providing care to others, or mental activity, like administrative tasks for a local organization. Both forms of activity are critical if you want to stay healthy, particularly as you get older. If you’re worried that retiring from work will leave you at a loose end, for example, volunteering could fill the void and give you the outlet you need to maintain your health and well-being.

  1. Boost your confidence

There are many reasons why people lack self-confidence and, sometimes, there’s no definable reason at all. No matter what the cause of your low self-esteem, doing your bit for charity can help to give you a newfound sense of self-confidence. As you use your time and skills to help others, you’ll be left in no doubt that you’re a valuable and much-appreciated member of your community.

6. Finding the Right Volunteering Opportunity

There are numerous charities that require assistance, so finding an opportunity to volunteer isn’t difficult. However, it’s worth doing some research so that you can find the right opportunity for you. If you have a particular interest or you’re passionate about a specific cause, for example, you may want to volunteer with an organization that operates in these areas. When you can combine your interests, skills and expertise to find the right volunteering opportunity, you can maximize your impact and contribute to real change.

 

 

 

Designs for Blog Logos

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When it comes to setting up a blog, one of the first things you need is a good blog logo. Your blog logo is one of the first things your blog readers will notice when they stumble on your blog. This is why it is very important to pay attention to your blog logo design. It can be tempting to just go with whatever logo design you find, but this is not what you want to be doing. You want a logo that will look good and tell your blog readers more about your blog. When I first started blogging, my blog logo did not look like this below. It took a few logos over the years to finally get this right and I love it.

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A good logo sets your blog apart

Like many other things, first impression matters and you want to position yourself as an authority in your niche. Having a well-designed blog logo will help your blog look more professional, pique the interest of your blog readers, and encourage them to keep visiting your blog. A blog logo will also build your brand recognition and identity.

This is one area you want to leave to the professionals. You can design your blog logo if you are good at digital designing but if you are not you should get professionals to design a great logo for your blog.

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Your blog logo is really important because it also stays on your social media platforms, so it is pretty much part of your blog identity. It is best to spend a little more on designing the perfect logo for your little spaces on the big wide web. Another thing you could do is to buy digital designs and personalise them to make your own. Font Bundles is an online company that specialises in stunning digital designs. They offer exclusive deals on fonts as well as free fonts from independent designers, so there are loads of options on their marketplace. You will definitely get many ideas for a blog logo.

Designs for Blog Logos

Here are some of the designs on Font Bundles that caught my eye –

Balsmori

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This Balsmori design is a beauty to behold. I love the beautiful script typeface. It is great for logos, quotes, headline, mockup, wedding needs, crafting needs, signature, business card, header, tittle, florist needs, and many more. I think it would work great as a blog logo. The script font is so stylish. What do you think?

Flurry – A Simple Clean Script Font

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This Flurry Simple Script Font is simply stunning. It is a great for logos, flyers, businesscards and the likes. I really like gow simple it looks. It would look amazing as a blog logo. Do you agree?

Sophia – Beauty Script Font

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The Sophia – Beauty Script Font would look great as for a blog logo. It strikes me as a fab blog logo for a beauty blog for some reason. It also works great for greeting cards, branding materials, business cards, quotes, posters, and more! I really like this design, it is one of my favourites on this list.

hello honey – a chic script font

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This lovely hello honey – a chic script font is another favourite of mine. I love the simple and chic design. The colours also work great together. This design would be great for logos, wedding invitations and more! I think it looks fab!

Dear Agatha – a single-line hairline pen & quill font duo!

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This Dear Agatha – a single-line hairline pen & quill font duo is a single-line font duo great for logos, engraving, and more! It is a connecting script font, with over 200 alternates, ligatures, and extras for variety! I think it is so attractive.

What do you think of these fonts on Font Bundles? Did any of the designs catch your eye? I think they are all very pretty and would amazing well for blog logos. With logos for your blog, you want them to stand out and be catchy. You don’t want to use boring fonts or dull logos. Those won’t help you create the great first impression you are after. If you are in search of more inspiration for designs for your blog, social media platforms or anything else, you should have a look on Font Bundles website. There are so many ideas on there. You will definitely find many designs you like.

Thanks for reading, liking, commenting and sharing this post. Drop me a comment telling me the design you like the most on this post. Have a fab weekend.

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