How to successfully delegate as a leader? Learn why and how to improve your delegation skills – in 6 simple steps!
If you are reading this, it’s because you want to know (and probably understand) more about delegation. An article by Tomás Romero Borzi, Management 3.0 Facilitator from Argentina, who considers delegation skills essential because according to him it’s the way to grow, keep learning, keep being challenged, motivated and stay in flow.
- The importance of delegation and improving your delegation skills
- How to delegate effectively
- What to delegate
In the last few years it became crystal clear: Delegation is not only a crucial, important part of every leader, but the KEY to growing, empowering, and collaborating with others.
What’s your take on the following statement?
If you want something done right, do it yourself!
Would you agree with whoever said this?
At what cost? And for how long?
Probably, behind that phrase was someone that:
- Did not delegate the correct task; or
- Did not understand to who that person was delegating the task; or
- Was not clear on the importance of the what/why/when that something was delegated;
- All the previous statements.
On the other hand, if you want to grow, as a person, as a professional, as a leader, probably more and/or new tasks, or goals, are going to be added, or pursued. And for that, you have to LET IT GO.
You can’t do everything, all the time, always.
Probably at the beginning, you will feel fine, doing everything, understanding how all the systems work, every engine, every process, but in the middle / long term, you will start losing focus. Your batteries will start running out.
Errors will be made, important stuff will be missed. Why? Let me try to answer that now:
Why Delegation Skills are important: Advantages of delegation
As mentioned before, delegation is crucial. Here is why.
The very first moment you start delegating something, you will be:
- Focusing on the right things;
- Focusing on doing the things right;
- Encouraging others to grow and take more responsibility;
- Taking more responsibility and encouraging yourself to grow (probably those new tasks you are tackling, have been delegated by someone else, it is a chain of growing)
- As before, others mentored, or guided, or teach you, you will be the mentor/guide/teacher of others.
None of us do things right the very first time, we try, and try, and fail, and learn until we succeed.
We did not know everything, and we need to understand that when we delegate.
Improve your Delegation Skills within a Management 3.0 workshop,
including the Delegation and Empowerment module