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Concscious Communicator Power Word #54 – DELEGATE (

This week’s 2nd Power Word definitely improves performance, “DELEGATE!”

It’s probably fitting that DELEGATE follows this week’s first Power Word, as often it takes COURAGE to let go to begin to DELEGATE key tasks to subordinates.

Being able to DELEGATE is vital for leaders at all levels, for two reasons.

  1. Until direct reports develop the skills necessary to step up to higher-level work the manager/supervisor will be stuck in their position, unable to begin effectively doing the higher-level work they need to develop the skills and strategies of work at their next level in the organization.
  2. DELEGATION in organizations is about development and succession planning. Champion organizations are always looking to keep the pipeline of talent full and the leaders must let go to step up!

What do you have to do to be even better when you DELEGATE?

’til next time, make it a great weekend!

skip weisman, transforming leadership and workplace communication to deliver champion level results

 

 

 

 

There are 2 comments. Add yours.

  1. Dear Skip,

    I really like this article as I am currently experiencing and harvesting the fruit of successful steps in delegating stuff to some of my employees.

    In my opinion it DOES take elaborate control mechanisms, though, in order to give both sides a feeling of security. As many processes in our office are similar or even the same for a great number of accounts, I use standardized checklists That my employees can hold onto to feel more secure and that I can use to control the outcome.

    • Skip Weisman, Workplace Communication Expert

      Thanks for stopping by and being inspired to leave a comment. You are absolutely correct in saying there is a need for control mechanisms. I’m not sure how elaborate they need to be as it depends on the task at hand and the risk of what is being handed down.

      I like to remind my clients that “delegation” is not “abdication.”

      I’m in the process of developing a private, 1:1 business coaching program for small business owners, I’m going to launch sometime this fall and one of the strategies I will be coaching and teaching will be “Effective Delegation.” So everyone, stay tuned to learn more about that.

      Again, Nils, thanks for commenting and please come back to add value to the discussion anytime.

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