How to Delegate Effectively: 5 Key Steps for Success
Over 80% of managers fail today according to leadership derailment studies. This means over 24M managers in the US and over 320M worldwide are wrecking havoc with employees each and every today. Far too many managers don’t delegate well. You will learn five steps to effective delegating effectively in this leadership training video:
- Clearly outline the task
- Start with small tasks and work up to build confidence in the employee
- Set up agreed upon times for coaching, questions and review
- Provide appropriate resources and support
- At the end of the task review results through coaching
Why Do Managers Delegate Poorly?
A huge reason managers and supervisors fail has to do with poor “people” or communication skills. One key area is too many managers don’t know how to delegate effectively. Certainly, many try to do it all themselves. However, they can’t. There isn’t enough time in the day to do this. Or, they delegate inappropriately and get mad at employees when the job isn’t done right. Who is at fault here? The manager or the employee? Certainly, the manager failed.
Follow the above steps and delegate the right tasks to the right employees and you will win. New employees receive entry level task, and top employees receive more complex assignments. Learn to delegate well and give up some control. You will be able to focus on ways to improve and ramp up your overall team’s results. All of this becomes an advantage to your career advancement and income because of the failure of so many other managers.
A Thought about Continuous Improvement
In addition, make a commitment to be a “student of the game.” Focus on finding ways to get better as a team. Offer them all the training you can find and deliver. Keep learning yourself, read many leadership books (Read ours, too, Superstar Leadership), attend 4-6 seminars a year, and find a personal coach. Make use of this Superstar Leadership Blog and others, too. Why not? Your success depends on it. This is what superstar leaders do.
In our research review and experience, we have found too many managers unskilled in ten key strategies as outlined in our book and video clips. Too many also lack the ambition to do something about it. Whether your company provides adequate leadership skills training or not, increase your knowledge base regularly. There are many cost effective resources available to help you achieve leadership excellence.
Pulling It All Together on Delegation
I have coached or trained over 300,000 managers worldwide. Those who excel are open minded, care about people, and they constantly work on their leadership development to improve results. They also provide many educational and training opportunities for their team. The successful ones always learn to effectively delegate. In conclusion, it has been said, that only competitive advantage is how much smarter you are today than yesterday.
Also, do you want to learn more about delegating, employee motivation and engagement? If so, I suggest you check out this complimentary eBook, How to Motivate-No-Inspire Employees: 10 Keys to Employee Engagement.
Finally, do you want a proven game-plan for success as a leader? If so, check out Rick’s SUPERSTAR LEADERSHIP book.