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Do More - Tips for Delegating

Posted on 1/5/2010 by Barbara Blake

Delegate more. Do more with less. These bromides sound simple enough but as many of you know, are more difficult to implement. There are a number of reasons for this truth but I will focus on one that I see frequently – executives do not have a framework to determine what to delegate. Executives often have the tendency to think that it is easier (and less time consuming) to do a task themselves than to explain it and have the work be lacking or incorrect. (This is particularly true if the task was part of their responsibilities before their current position.) Their need to be right, in control or indispensable interferes with their effectiveness as a manager and a leader.

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