Effective Delegation

Do you find yourself burnt out because you’ve just been doing all the work yourself? Leaders and CEOs often resort to this because they think that they can only rely on themselves to get the work done. Delegation is one of the more difficult things that business leaders have to learn, as it can often put people out of their comfort zones. But how about letting others in the company do the tasks that they might be better equipped to take care of and take a step out of that comfort zone? 

It takes a lot of trust to delegate tasks to different employees. Having trust in your company and your team is one of the most important ingredients to having a successful business where you see the ultimate results of how Goodness Pays.   

Effective delegation: 

  • Figure out what you want to delegate. Play to your employees’ strengths by assigning the best-fit tasks that suit them. You want to set your team up for success and make sure everyone is getting the best opportunities that they can.  
  • Communication is one of the most important aspects of running a good company. You want to make sure the person you’ve delegated to do the task feels comfortable asking questions and getting feedback, without feeling micromanaged. Make sure there is a clear, desired outcome for the task as well. 
  • Provide the resources your employee needs to complete the task. You want to make sure the person you delegate a task to is properly equipped, instructed, and prepared to reach the desired outcome of the task.  
  • After all is done and said, allow for failure and make sure to give credit where it’s due. If any mistakes were made, use that as a learning opportunity to hit it right on the nose next time. If everything was done right, make sure your team feels appreciated and valued.  

If your delegation skills could use some refining, we are here to help. Reach out at info@goodleadership.com to learn more.

Paul Batz

Paul Batz is CEO and Founder of Good Leadership Enterprises. He is an inspirational leadership coach, best selling author and professional speaker. His Good Leadership blog is recognized as one of the top leadership posts in America today.