Articles with the tag 'delegating'

A little bit of history…

August 21 2017

Virtual PA Co was started in 2001 because I needed the service for myself. I couldn’t afford a whole secretary on my own so I decided to share one. Now I share many with hundreds of businesses across the UK. The team at Virtual PA Co enabled my husband to quit corporate life and start... [Read More]

I’m A Hopeless Delegator

October 4 2013

Delegation and Cleaning Too often I hear this when I talk to – often the most successful – entrepreneurs and executives. ‘I’m a control freak’ or ‘I’m a perfectionist’, or ‘I can’t bear to let go’, or ‘It’s just too complicated to hand over to anyone else’, usually all of this is accompanied by sheepish looks... [Read More]

Precious Time

February 15 2013

There it was, lying on the mat, that little red envelope with the familiar hand writing, how lovely after all these years, amazing that we still make the effort, never take anything for granted. Such a horrible dull morning but off to The Holiday Inn for lunch with The Women in Business, you never know... [Read More]

The Art of Delegation

January 15 2013

A way to get back to what you love Delegation is an art form, getting it right is a master stroke that frees up time and mind space in disproportionate relationship to the work actually delegated. Indeed someone said to me the other day. This particular task takes me about three hours a week, but... [Read More]

Control Freak?

November 28 2012

Probably a master delegator in the making After 11 years of my business – Virtual PA Co – receiving the results of delegation, I think we can safely conclude that the best delegators, somewhat ironically, are the control freaks. By their own admission, control freaks find it hard to let go, hard to believe that... [Read More]