When you’re responsible for a team of people — big or small — and find yourself stuck with multiple tasks or jobs, you know that delegation is essential.
However, learning the proper trick to delegating and understanding what you should or should not delegate is just as important when you want to be a good, effective leader.
Delegation is key
As mentioned in Entrepreneur’s article, “How to Delegate Better and Become a Great Leader”, you’ll need to accept the fact that 99% of your strengths as a leader is going to come from delegating effectively. When it comes to devolving responsibilities, there are some things to remember:
- Understand when to delegate and when not to: Some tasks should be reassigned, such as those that could be done faster by someone with more experience than you.
- Have a process in place: It’s never helpful to randomly pass on assignments at random intervals. Try to have a process for delegation each time you use it.
- Keep an eye on things: Don’t just delegate and forget. Make sure the tasks are getting done as they should be, when they should be.
Need for advice on how to be a good leader? Take a look at Entrepreneur’s article available here.