As an executive leadership coach, I often see leaders struggle with how to effectively delegate tasks and projects to their team in a way that empowers and motivates them.
Many leaders worry that if they don’t do a job themselves, it won’t be done right. But there are ways to ensure that tasks and projects are completed successfully while also empowering and motivating your team.
The most effective leaders follow these four key points.
Choose the right person: To choose the best person for a task or project, consider their skills, experience, interests, and workload. By selecting the right person, you can ensure the task or project is completed well and the team member feels motivated. Additionally, taking into account their availability is crucial. Ultimately, choosing the right person can lead to better results and a more engaged team member.
Explain the objectives and desired results: Before delegating a task or project, clearly communicate the objectives and desired results to the team member. Explain what needs to be accomplished and why it matters. This helps team members understand their role and how their work fits into the bigger picture. In the end, setting clear expectations and goals ensures success.
Provide the necessary resources: To ensure success, provide team members with the necessary resources for a task or project. This may include access to equipment, software, or support from other team members. By giving your team the resources they need, you empower them to feel supported and equipped to complete their work effectively.
Stay connected. Be in touch with your team throughout the delegation process. This means providing feedback, answering questions, and offering guidance as needed. Therefore, by staying connected with your team, you can help them stay on track. Additionally, you can ensure they have the support they need to succeed.
In conclusion, effective delegation is a key aspect of strong leadership. By carefully choosing the right person for a task or project, clearly communicating the objectives and desired results, providing the necessary resources, and maintaining regular contact, you can empower and motivate your team to achieve success.
Lead From Within: The most effective leaders are those who have the wisdom to choose the right people for the job and the self-control to allow them to do it without interference.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.