• Find your focus. Before you know what needs to be delegated, you must know what tasks you’ll be spending time on. Where can you provide the highest value?
• Stick to your strengths. Any tasks outside your core strengths and role should be delegated to others.
• Name vague fears. Write out your fears to get a better understanding of what your real concerns are so you can begin to address them. This allows you to break through to the next level.
• Address the risks. After naming your fears, write out a plan on how to reduce risks. This helps put checks and balances in place.
— Adapted from “Afraid to Delegate? How to Get Over It and Get More Work Done,” Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Brazen Careerist’s Brazen Life blog.