The Natural Laws of Management: Delegate Does Not Mean Dump

It is supremely important that the executive concentrates on those activities that only he or she can do from his or her vantage point.

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The effective action to ensure this occurrence on any regular basis is often short-circuited, made expedient. Functions that indeed do belong outside of the executive office, more profitably done elsewhere, are not formally delegated but unceremoniously dumped.

A “function dump” might well be defined as passing off a function to another without having insured by direct observation or other means that the individual receiving the function not only fully understands its purpose and value, but in fact has demonstrated his or her ability to actually accomplish the function.

But, you say, “this takes time.  It is so much easier to simply dump it”. I’m reminded of the old saying, “You can pay me now or you can pay me later”. You are going to put in the delegation training time and it is best to do it before you start, rather than after you have begun delegating–only to find that it is necessary to redo much of what you have passed on.

An executive conundrum to consider— why is it we never have the time to do it right, but we always find the time to do it over?

Arte Maren, International Speaker, Writer and Business Consultant

Do You Have Your Admin Scale?

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The Administrative Scale of Importance, Chapter 1

The Admin Scale is used by executives in small businesses, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, by artists, homemakers and athletes. In fact, a U.S. government study utilized this tool to plan the water sanitation system of a developing country.

“The Admin Scale is vital technology for greater productivity, better coordination and achieving group agreement.”

Arte Maren, International Speaker, Writer and Business Consultant

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Do You Have Your Admin Scale?

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Shaun Kirk Testimonial on His Success Using The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale

Shaun Kirk, Co-Founder and President of Measurable Solutions, which provides business management training and consulting services, talks about his success using the book The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale, by Arte Maren.

Click HERE to go to The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale YouTube Channel.

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Success and Valuable Final Products

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“Successful people do have very pro-survival goals and purposes.  You can see the products of such people around you.  But if good intentions actually exist, then they should manifest as valuable final products.”

Arte Maren, International Speaker, Writer and Business Consultant

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Excerpt from The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale, Chapter 4: VALUABLE FINAL PRODUCTS
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The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale, Chapter 3, SOLUTIONS

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This demand for any solution “right now,” regardless of workability, comes about from what L. Ron Hubbard identified as ‘Answer Hunger’:

“An unfinished cycle of communication generates what might be called ‘answer hunger.’  When an individual has, for a very long period of time, consistently waited for answers which did not arrive–any sort of answer, from anywhere, will be pulled in to him, by him, as an effort to remedy his scarcity for answers.”1

In fact, Mr. Hubbard isolated this ‘answer hunger’ phenomenon as the cause of rumor, in The Law of the Omitted Data:

WHERE THERE IS NO DATA AVAILABLE, PEOPLE WILL INVENT IT.“2

Arte Maren, International Speaker, Writer and Business Consultant

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1 Hubbard, “Communication”, chapter of Dianetics 55, page 107.
2  Hubbard, “How to Handle Black Propaganda”, Policy Letter of 21 November 1972.
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Success and Valuable Final Products

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“Successful people do have very pro-survival goals and purposes.  You can see the products of such people around you.  But if good intentions actually exist, then they should manifest as valuable final products.”

Arte Maren, International Speaker, Writer and Business Consultant

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Arte Maren, Author, Speaker and Business Consultant

Excerpt from The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale, Chapter 4: VALUABLE FINAL PRODUCTS

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The Natural Laws Laws of Management: The Admin Scale, Chapter 3, Solutions

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This demand for any solution “right now,” regardless of workability, comes about from what L. Ron Hubbard identified as ‘Answer Hunger’:

“An unfinished cycle of communication generates what might be called ‘answer hunger.’  When an individual has, for a very long period of time, consistently waited for answers which did not arrive–any sort of answer, from anywhere, will be pulled in to him, by him, as an effort to remedy his scarcity for answers.”1

In fact, Mr. Hubbard isolated this ‘answer hunger’ phenomenon as the cause of rumor, in The Law of the Omitted Data:

WHERE THERE IS NO DATA AVAILABLE, PEOPLE WILL INVENT IT.“2

Arte Maren, International Speaker, Writer and Business Consultant

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Arte Maren, Author, Speaker and Business Consultant

1 HUBBARD, “Communication”, chapter of Dianetics 55, page 107.

2  HUBBARD, “How to Handle Black Propaganda”, Policy Letter of 21 November 1972, Public Relations Series 18, Organization Executive Course.

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