Effective delegation
Delegate to increase your ability to deliver the results your business depends on to grow and thrive
Five levels of delgation
  • Level 1: Assess and Report
    • Set expectations
    • Clearly define the task
    • Explain their role as well as your own, and
    • Discuss deadlines and check-in points
  • Level 2: Recommend
    • Develop possible solutions
    • Recommend and justify the best one
  • Level 3: Develop Action Plan
    • Clearly define the task
    • Explain their role as well as your own, and
    • Discuss deadline and check-in points
  • Level 4: Make The Decision
    • Make sure they understand that they are responsible for Level 3 work, but that you trust them to make the decision
    • Make sure they know that you are available to coach and support them, but you expect them to act independently
    • Monitor progress regularly by asking for regular check-ins, reviewing the status of the projects, and warning them when you sense problems, and
    • Be ready to reward great results
  • Level 5: Full Delegation
    • Make sure they understand that you trust them to decide, act and follow-through
    • Tell them to report back to you with exceptions and unique problems, but otherwise, it's their task and they are fully accountable for it's successful completion, and
    • Be ready to rewar
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