10 Top Tips to… Delegating.

  1. Make a plan for the meeting well in advance.
  2. Talk to them about their objectives, as well as your own.
  3. Focus on the benefits to the other person, not to you.
  4. Tell them about the task, how it contributes to corporate goals, and how it fits into the broader scheme of things.
  5. Make clear why you have selected them, build their confidence.
  6. Give them recognition for past achievements relevant to the task you are about to delegate.
  7. Talk to them about the task in a positive way.
  8. Ask for their opinions, and show respect even if you do not agree. Explore them.
  9. Let them take ownership of any ideas that you initiate.
  10. Agree on support, monitoring, standards, controls

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