What is proper delegation?

Many leaders have a problem with proper delegation. Many leaders fear the employee may not complete the task the right way, so the leader develops the old attitude that “if you want something done right, you have got to do it yourself”. This type of thinking could be harmful to both the leader and the employee. A leader must learn how to delegate. This will not only ensure that they are not doing all the work themselves, but delegating also instills a sense of trust among the employees when they know that their leader can trust them to do something right.

Tips for delegating:

  • Assign the right tasks to the right person
  • Give clear instructions
  • Ensure understanding before releasing
  • Follow up
  • Work on your persuasive powers
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