Delegation

by Phil Manington

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Books and articles

One minute manager meets the monkey

Ken Blanchard, William Oncken and Hal Burrows, published by HarperCollins 1994, 144 pages

This is a short, easy-to-read book that discusses how managers are often on the receiving end of lots of tasks ‘delegated’ to them by their subordinates and colleagues. It describes these tasks as ‘monkeys’ that jump onto your back, weighing you down. The book gives lots of practical ideas about how to see them coming and to keep the monkey where it belongs, allowing you to regain control of your own working life.

How to choose a leadership pattern

Robert Tannenbaum and Warren H Schmidt, published by Harvard Business School Press, September 2009, 64 pages

Short article about styles of leadership, upon which the Levels of Delegation are based.

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