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Learning how to delegate

Learning how to delegate

To delegate effectively, it’s essential to embrace the fundamental truth that your teams can often do it better.

They are on the ground and much more attuned to what works and what doesn’t. They understand nuances in a way a leader simply can’t.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Delegating shouldn’t be scary. Here’s how to do it right and become a better leader

  • Realize your limits. Trying to do too much on your own will result in burnout.
  • Delegation takes patience, practice, and persistence. It’s a skill you learn to master.
  • You probably have a particular way of doing things, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way.
  • Your ability to delegate depends on your team having the tools they need to succeed.
  • Acknowledge your progress. You’ll begin to enjoy delegating when you recognize you are succeeding.
  • The more you delegate the more your team will get to engage in exciting opportunities they have never had.

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  • For new and inexperienced in the job staff -  use a directive delegation style (Tell exactly what you want them to do).
  • For staff that has experience in the job (they know what they are doing) - use the effective, management by objectives delegation method (Tell people the end result that you want and then get out of their way).
  • When the staff person is completely experienced and competent, your method of delegation in this case is simply, easy interaction.

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Mindsets drive what leaders do and why they do it. 

Two different leaders might face the same situation but respond to it very differently. One leader might see the case as threatening, whereas the other leader might see it as an opportunity.

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How would you describe a strong leader? In one study, leadership qualities such as assertiveness, adaptability, intelligence, and conscientiousness were cited as the most important.

Transformational leaders are positive, empowering, and inspiring. They value followers and inspire them to perform better. So what can you do to embrace these valued leadership qualities and become a stronger and more effective leader?

Transformational leaders are usually described as enthusiastic, passionate, genuine and energetic. These leaders are not just concerned about helping the group achieve its goals; they also care about helping each member of the group reach his or her full potential. 

Consider some of the following tips for how to become a better leader and think about ways that you can implement these strategies in your daily life.

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