I wanted to see if anyone in the MT family has read the "One Minute Manager meets the Monkey" book by Blanchard. I picked this book up at the airport in London about six months ago and have not seen it in any of the local bookstores I live around.
The book, for those of you not familiar with it, is about treating all of your tasks as if they were "monkeys", some of them you need to take care of personally but that most of them need to be given to others for feeding. As such, they are still your monkeys and as such you need to make sure that they are well fed by the ones you delegated to. And, it is your monkey until the task is done.
I found the book very useful and echoes a lot (if not all) of what Mark and Mike talk about regarding delegation. It does simplify a couple of things considerably but beyond that I think it makes a good general reference book.