Delegation

by Phil Manington

Delegation

Delegation is one of the key skills of management. In the era of flatter, less hierarchical structures, the successful manager knows how to delegate, when to do it, which tasks to allocate to other members of his team, and how to build trust, confidence, capability and morale through delegating appropriately and fairly.

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Theodore Roosevelt

Successful delegation will motivate your staff while giving you more time to concentrate on the most important aspects of your job.

Last but not least, delegation is an integral part of coaching and will help you train up your staff, including your successor, which will leave you free to move on upwards.

 

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