Successful leaders have made it to the front of the line largely in part because they have mastered the art of delegation. While others think it takes too much of their time and attention to delegate work to their people, there is a big upside to the process. If done correctly, leaders will find that their team is much more productive and engaged. When a leader has assembled a team of high performers and earned their trust and respect, it is often a matter of communicating his or her goals and getting out of their way. When teams can use their individual “genius,” the objectives are often met with improved outcomes.
In a recent study, 53% of business owners believe they can grow their business by more than 20% if they only delegate 10% of their workload to someone else. Releasing the reins is not always easy, particularly when a leader is unfamiliar with team members or has less tenure in his or her role. Success in any form can generally be linked to successful systems and processes of a person or enterprise. Effective delegation is a fundamental skill that when adopted early in a person’s career can pay huge dividends.
Learning outcomes include:
• Debunking myths of delegating
• Identifying proven strategies for effective delegation
• Defining a process for delegating and elevating performance
• Creating margin through delegation