Are you a great delegator? Are you developing great people?
Too often, when I am coaching or facilitating 360 degree feedback, leaders tell me that they have too much work and not enough time to delegate! Or they will give some other excuse. My advice – just do it. Delegate! If you are a leader then invest the time to learn and become a great delegator. No matter what size or type of business or organisation you work in or own, delegation matters.
“The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.” … Anthea Turner
What gets in the way?
Common causes for not delegating effectively include lack of trust, perfectionism, unrealistic expectations, poor delegation skills, risk aversion, concern about over-working people, not investing properly in the process and and a failure to recruit the best people in the first place.