Essential secret to success - The Art and Science of Delegation
The situational leader realises the importance of developing their people.
“Give people a fish and they eat for a day; teach people how to fish and they will eat for a lifetime.”
It isn’t enough to simply provide the appropriate amounts of guidance and support for a given level of development, you must develop the competence and commitment of your people so that they’re self-motivated rather than dependent on others for direction and guidance.
The Art of Delegation
Delegation is a skill of which we have all heard – but which few understand. It can be used either as an excuse for dumping failure onto the shoulders of others, or as a dynamic tool for motivating and training your team to realise their full potential.
Entrust your authority to others;
Enable access to the necessary knowledge;
Decide the reporting schedule at the onset;
It does not have to be done as well as you could but … as well as necessary!
You must enable failure;
Consider the tasks you used to do before you were promoted.
The Benefits of Effective Delegation
Makes your job easier
Frees you up for what you should be doing
Makes you look good
Develops trust and rapport
Provides professional growth opportunities
Develops their skills
Gives professional satisfaction and sense of achievement
Leads to more commitment and increases morale
The Science of Delegation - The Process
Write out the task
Choose the right person
Give an overview of the assignment
Describe the new responsibility in detail
Explain their level of authority
Ask for suggestions - listen to answers
Ensure there is commitment
Express your confidence in their ability
Keep in contact
Recognise and reward
Remember, to get as good as you are, someone invested in you. Time to pay it forward and delegate properly.
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Katrena Friel Australia's Leading Success Coach for Intrepreneurs
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