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Delegation: How to Delegate Effectively?
Genevieve Northup, Editor, Germany, Premium Member
WHAT IS DELEGATION? Fayol’s 13nd principle ("Initiative") is linked to the management role of delegator. Kreitner (2009) defines "delegation" as: the transfer of decision-making authority to subordinates (p. 253). WHAT IS NOT DELEGATION? Sadly, many managers mistake passing on “tasks,” not “responsibilities” as delegation (Gallo, 2012). The result is overstressed managers and less satisfied employees who do not believe they have “” of projects (Gallo, 2012). As a result, initiative is low. WHY DELEGATE? Pfeffer (as cited in Gallo, 2012) explains that managers are often trapped in the “self-enhancement bias,” afraid they may appear as less integral to corporate success if they delegate. Introspection is necessary to accept and overcome this issue, recognizing that the greater benefit comes from delegating, which gives managers to have more time to address critical issues and subordinates feel like they are a part of the big picture. DEGREES OF DELEGATION Kreitner (2009) emp (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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First Clarify the Expected Results, then Delegate
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Mentoring Before Delegating
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Tips on How to Delegate Effectively
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Delegation as a Negative Tactic
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Why Should You Delegate?
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Delegation - Best Practice
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Benefits of Delegation for Both Parties
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Successful Delegation as a Manager
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Delegation: Mind the Details!
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Delegation and Leadership
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Delegation is a Leadership Style
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How to Delegate Depends of the Type of Organization
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RE: Delegation and Leadership
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Delegation and Trust
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Delegation, Leadership and Team Building
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Delegation is a Leadership Style for Poor or Lazy Leaders
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Advantages of Delegation for Team Members
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When to Delegate or to Hire a Consultant
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Delegation Promotes Growth of People
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Empowering Really Helps
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Delegation Without Authority is a Miser's Gift
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Key Aspect of Delegating Authority
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Trust and Authority
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Delegation Must Be Well Prepared
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When to Delegate and Why
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When to Delegate? It Depends on…
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Why Managers Should Delegate Responsibilities
mchelu, Teacher, Tanzania, Member
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Re: Delegation is a Leadership Style
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From Doing to Leading
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