Your delegation skills directly affect your ability to lead. If we are delegating in a powerful way, we are maximizing our leadership effectiveness. The opposite is true.
Take a quick quiz to glance at how you are doing. On a scale of 1 to 4, 1 being never/almost never and 4 being always/almost always, rate yourself on three behaviors:
- When analyzing work to delegate, you spend time planning the best way to delegate the work before doing so.
- When delegating work, you tell the person to whom you are delegating why you are asking him/her to do the work.
- When following up on delegated work, you do not take the work away and do it yourself if you notice the work is not done correctly or the way that you would do it.
Delegation is a systematic process that requires preplanning, a communication of why the task is important, and the patience to help delegatees learn.
The app, 2-Way Delegation, has a 32-question self-scoring assessment with the behaviors of an effective delegator. Assess your delegation strengths and development areas; then, read the 46 page app to immediately start improving your delegation skills, leadership, work/life balance, and the growth of team members.