7 Keys to Successful Delegation: How to Improve Results, “Grow” Employees & Boost Your Career
Have you ever given a project to a trusted employee, only to find that the result was not what you expected? Have you put off starting important assignments because of the work piled up on your desk? Perhaps you have been criticized for micromanaging simply because you want things done properly – or you've been shocked when you learned too late that an important project was seriously behind schedule.
The good news is that each of these problems can be prevented through effective delegation. But the bad news is that most managers simply don't know how to delegate, despite the fact that assigning work to others is a critical component of every manager's job. If you want to shine in a management role, delegation is a skill that you must master.
7 Keys to Successful Delegation, presented by workplace guru and syndicated columnist Marie McIntyre, discusses the benefits and risks of delegation, then outlines the 7 specific steps required to successfully delegate any project or task.
You will learn how to choose the best person for the assignment, tailor your delegation style to the employee's level of readiness, achieve the results you expect, and avoid unpleasant "surprises."
In 75 fast-paced minutes, you will:
Discover why managers frequently feel nervous about delegating
Avoid the most dangerous delegation pitfalls
Learn the "why, what, who and how" of effective delegation
Understand the difference between dictating, dumping and delegating
Uncover 7 specific steps for successfully delegating anything
Use strategic delegation to develop, motivate and retain employees
Choose the right person for a delegated assignment
Assess delegation readiness: How do your employees rate?
Get strategies for preventing costly and unexpected "surprises"
Take our Quick Quiz: What's your preferred "delegation style"?
Recognize the characteristics of an effective delegator
See how to boost your career with effective delegation
Hear how to handle "reverse delegation" and "boomerang employees"
Find out how to have delegation discussions with your boss
Delegation isn't just a matter of telling someone else what to do. It’s about delegating the right tasks to the right people. Delegation is vital for effective leadership – and a hallmark of great leaders is how well they delegate.
Pat DiDomenico Editorial Director, Business Management Daily
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About Your Speaker:
Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D. writes the weekly workplace advice column, Your Office Coach, which appears in newspapers nationwide. Her practical, down-to-earth advice is based on years of experience as a manager, HR director, and consultant. Marie’s latest book, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics, has been described as “a survival manual for the corporate jungle.” She is frequently quoted in national publications, including Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, & CNBC Online.
Who Should Listen:
Supervisors and managers
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