Delegation for dummies like me


For anyone else who has stepped into a position of leadership and is wondering about the difficult art of delegation, here’s a brilliantly simple guide to delegation:

How to Delegate

1. Identify a suitable person for the task.
2. Prepare the person. Explain the task clearly. Make sure that you are understood. Leave room in the task description for ingenuity / initiative.
3. Make sure the person has the necessary authority to do the job properly.
4. Keep in touch with the person for support and monitoring progress. Do not get to close. Accept alternative approaches.
5. Praise / Acknowledge a job well done.

(HT ME96 The rest of the article on leadership and delegation is worth a read. It only takes 10 minutes)

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One Response to Delegation for dummies like me

  1. Like when God appointed Joseph to save his family.

    1. God identify Joseph as suitable for the task.

    2. God prepared Joseph for a position of power through the sufferings he endured. His task was made clear, for his interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream showed he understood. And Joseph took the initiative by devising a plan of action.

    3. Pharaoh allowed Joseph the authority to do the job properly.

    4. I’m sure Pharaoh kept in touch with Joseph, and Joseph kept in touch with God, for support and monitoring progress.

    5. In the end, I sure God acknowledged Joseph for a job well done.

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