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Posted by Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer, Giant Leap Consulting, Inc..
Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encourager at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage Building company that helps people and organizations live more courageously. Bill is the author of numerous books on leadership and courage.
Delegation can often seem like a time suck, but remember this: taking a task off of your plate leaves you more time. How could you spend that extra time? Additionally, delegation empowers those you lead and gives them a greater sense of responsibility towards the success of the project or organization.
Yet we still don’t delegate.
According to a recent Conference Board report, 78% of all personnel in major corporations believe that their boss, manager, or superior with whom they have a reporting relationship routinely does work that would be more effectively done by someone at their own level. Most managers agree with their team members. In fact, 66% of managers say they would like to “increase their use of delegation as a time management and personnel development tool.”
The challenge is not that we don’t realize the need for delegation — it’s that we aren’t always sure how to accomplish it well. tweet this
Are you struggling to delegate? Contact Giant Leap at [email protected] to learn about our signature leadership workshops, including our New Manager Boot Camp. This post is an excerpt from GLC’s New Manager Boot Camp Workbook, by Bill Treasurer.