Delegation is getting someone else to do specific tasks and duties. It is an important part of management. Leadership in business often means delegation but how do we do it?
First of all, the task must be clear so it may be communicated. What needs to be done specifically? Can it be expressed so another may be confident in doing it?
Outline goals and expectations of the task. Is there a deadline? What, if any, resources are available?
Who are you going to assign the task to? Have a general idea of who you have in mind for completing it. That way you can streamline the job to suit them.
It is important for a leader to be able to get things done using the time and skills of others.
If you are good at choosing your delegate you will no longer have to worry about the task at hand.
Once the task is delegated, you can go on to do what you are good at where you really shine!
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Lisa L'Heureux is the author of 7 books. Her work includes the Lisa's Sober Blog Series, This and the Man in the Moon and This One is About Domestic Violence. She lives in Alberta with her family. 4+ years ago, Lisa took a life-giving "retirement". Then, she started out flat broke, without two dimes to rub together. She now owns Lisa's e-Store and More, which includes branches of The New Lisa L'Heureux and Lisa's Sober Blog.