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Three Star Leadership | Wally Bock | Delegation: Doing it right

Delegation

You delegate when you describe a project or task to one of your team members, give them the objective, and make sure that they have the resources they need. 

Then you send them off to do the job. Mostly, you leave them alone unless they ask for help. 

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Delegation

You delegate when you describe a project or task to one of your team members, give them the objective, and make sure that they have the resources they need. 

Then you send them off to do the job. Mostly, you leave them alone unless they ask for help. 

When delegation is not a good choice

Delegation is not a good idea when considering:

  • Newly hired people - they need training, coaching and supervision unitl they master the work;
  • Those that are burned out - extra effort is beyond them;
  • People with bad attitude - bring the mood of the team down. And you have to check on them frequently.

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Delegation = effective management skill

Without the ability to delegate effectively, it is impossible for you to advance in management to higher positions of responsibility.

Learning how to delegate is not only about maximiz...

Delegation method and staff experience
  • 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.
Question to consider when before delegating
  • Who can do this job instead of you?
  • Who can do this job better than me?
  • Who can do this job at a lower cost than me?
  • Can this activity be eliminated altogether?

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Delegation

In a work setting, it means the transfer of responsibility for a task from a manager to a subordinate. 

The decision to delegate is usually made by the manager. However, sometimes...

Top Delegation Skills
  • Communication: explain what the task is, what the expectations are, and listen to any questions and concerns.
  • Giving Feedback: provide clear feedback on what they did well, what they struggled with, and why.
  • Training and Assessment of Tasks:  make sure your staff has the skills and abilities necessary to perform the task. This might require some training.
  • Trust: Lay out clear expectations, and provide feedback, but do not micromanage while the employee works on the task.
The concept of servant leadership
The actual term for a leader who upends the power pyramid to put others' needs first was introduced by Robert Greenleaf in his influential 1970 essay "The Servant As Leader" in 1970.
The 6 main principles of servant leadership
  1. Empathy. Give trusted co-workers the benefit of the doubt by assuming the good in them. It goes a long way toward instilling loyalty and trust in you from your team.
  2. Awareness. Care deeply about the welfare of the team members. Don't view them only as cogs in a machine.
  3. Building community. Build community where both employees and customers can thrive.
  4. Persuasion. Rely on persuasion rather than coercion to create internal motivation required to complete the task effectively.
  5. Conceptualization. Servant-leading entrepreneurs focus on the big picture and don't get overly distracted by daily operations and short-term goals.
  6. Growth. Care passionately about the personal and professional growth of each member of the team.
Don't take credit

Bad leaders take credit for the good things and pin any blame for bad things to others.

Good leaders let the credit go to the team and team members. They only call attention to themselves wh...

Don't call attention to yourself

Your task is to help your team and team members do good work. You should understand that the mission is important, not you.

As a leader, you’re just there to make things work better.

Your coaching style

Coaching should be your primary tool in leading. If your coaching sessions seem more like you’re the therapist and your team member the patient, you’re doing it wrong. 

Your team members should pay attention to how it will be different in the future.

The Art of Confrontation
  • Develop relationships with your team members: that way both of you are more willing to listen.
  • Don’t put it off.
  • Choose a private and safe place.
  • ...
The Difference Between Managers And Leaders

Leadership involves creating a compelling vision of the future, communicating that vision, and helping people understand and commit to it.

Managers, on the other ...

The Importance Of Delegation

There's only so much that you can achieve working on your own, that's why it's important to delegate effectively. To successfully delegate:

  • Explain what your team's role and goals are. Or even formalize it in a team charter, which can also be useful for keeping the team on track.
  • Think about the skills, experience and competencies within your team, and start matching people to tasks. 
Motivating Your Team

Whatever approach you prefer to adopt, you also need to bear in mind that different people have different needs when it comes to motivation. 

One size does not fit all. Some individuals are highly self-motivated, while others will under-perform without managerial input, and you need to be able to handle both. 

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Demonstrate reliability

You can count on a reliable team member who gets work done consistently, does his fair share to work hard and meet commitments.

Communicate constructively

Teams need people who speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly, honestly, and with respect for others. 

Listen actively

Teams need team players who listen first and speak second. They need players that can absorb, understand, and consider ideas and points of view from other people without arguing every point.

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Steps to an effective delegation
Steps to an effective delegation
  • Always provide feedback.
  • Be sure to keep an eye on things.
  • Be clear about what you want your employees to do.
  • Delegate the right things.
Tough conversations

If leadership is your job, you can’t walk away from them. Because they're part of your job.
These are conversations about performance and behavior. Most bosses dread them.

Make tough conversations easier
  • Touch base often, to catch problems when they're small.
  • Build relationships through conversations. Your employees will learn about you and whether they can trust you.
  • Have regular one-on-ones with your team members.
  • Solve problems as they appear. The smaller, the easier to handle.
  • Keep tough conversations private, away from distractions.
  • Tailor what you say and do to the person you’re meeting with.
  • Treat people with dignity.
Time Management And Personality

In order for any time-management method to be successful, you have to take into account people’s individual behaviors at work. There is no one-size-fits-all method for time management.

The Action Hero

Give them a seemingly impossible list of tasks and they will have them done and dusted faster than a speeding bullet. But in their haste, they can miss things and prioritize nonurgent tasks.

Strategy: For this type, ranking tasks according to urgency is a good call. 

The Diva

Very sociable and upbeat but with a tendency to procrastinate, they often boast about their nonexistent achievements giving the impression they are more productive than they really are.

Strategy: breaking tasks into tiny steps, scheduling their resolution and setting reminders works well. Email management according to urgency is also crucial considering how much time it usually consumes. 

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