One essential skill for every leader like yourself to master is effective delegation. Delegating tasks to your team members not only frees up your time to focus on strategic initiatives but also empowers your team and helps them grow professionally.

Delegation is not a dirty word. It helps you do the right work that you should be doing and allows the right direct reports to step up and do work that will prepare them to act in your role when you’re on leave (with confidence for them and you).


Here are three key tips for mastering the art of delegation so you can do what you do best:

1. Identify the right tasks and people

Carefully evaluate your team’s strengths, weaknesses and interests to delegate tasks that match their abilities and passions. Assign tasks that are challenging but achievable, providing opportunities for growth and development.

2. Communicate clearly and set expectations

When delegating tasks, be clear about the desired outcome, timeline and any relevant resources. Set realistic expectations and ensure that your team members understand their responsibilities and your confidence in their abilities.

3. Provide support and feedback

Encourage open communication and make yourself available to answer questions or address concerns. Provide constructive feedback and celebrate successes, acknowledging your team members’ efforts and contributions.

By practising effective delegation, you’ll not only increase your team’s productivity and efficiency but also foster a sense of ownership and commitment among your team members. Start implementing these tips today and watch your team thrive.

This book or self-paced course will help you to delegate with ease.